Data Collection

  • Looking for biological controls
  • Fencing – exclusions
  • Trapping
  • Shooting efficiency / calibres etc.
  • Baiting – bait types – toxins
  • Guard species – alpacas – dogs – donkeys

Fox Interaction With…

  • Other foxes
  • Humans
  • Environment created by human progress
  • Other species
  • Traps
  • Baits
  • Other predators

Observing Fox Diet

  • Study of scats
  • Autopsy – stomach contents
  • Observation
  • Remote cameras

Fox Breeding

  • Observation of Behaviour
  • Autopsy – pregnancy status – foetus numbers
  • Autopsy – lactation
  • Remote cameras at dens – cub survival

Hunting Habits of Foxes

  • Stomach contents
  • Kill remains observed
  • Stock number – losses

Fox Health

  • Carcass weight
  • Disease and parasite records / seasonal effects

One thought on “Data Collection

  1. I am from around Kangaroo Valley in NSW. We have any number of mangy wombats around. I shoot plenty of foxes but I’ve never actually seen a mangy one. People always say that foxes spread mange but I’ve never seen one with mange. Maybe there’s only 99 reasons to shoot them!

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