1500 Feral Cat Baits laid at Charles Darwin Reserve

Published 09 Sep 2013 
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Eradicat baits warming up in the Sun.<br/> Eradicat baits warming up in the Sun.
More baits on the racks.<br/> More baits on the racks.
PhD candidate Tim Doherty spraying baits with insecticide to reduce ant infestation of laid baits<br/> PhD candidate Tim Doherty spraying baits with insecticide to reduce ant infestation of laid baits
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Distributing baits every 50m.<br/> Distributing baits every 50m.
1080 Poison signs that are set up on Charles Darwin Reserve.<br/> 1080 Poison signs that are set up on Charles Darwin Reserve.

Is been a bad weekend for all cat supporters!!!

As part of the ongoing study into how to reduce feral cat populations we began the trial of Eradicat baits. This weekend 1500 Eradicat Baits were laid across the Southern Section of  the property. Baits were provided by the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPoW). Monitoring of bait uptake via camera traps, checking bait staions and fauna surveys over the coming months will help identify how effective these initial baits have been. It is our hope we will continue to trial these baits twice a year for the next 3 years.

Eradicat baits warming up in the Sun.<br/> Eradicat baits warming up in the Sun.
More baits on the racks.<br/> More baits on the racks.
PhD candidate Tim Doherty spraying baits with insecticide to reduce ant infestation of laid baits<br/> PhD candidate Tim Doherty spraying baits with insecticide to reduce ant infestation of laid baits
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Distributing baits every 50m.<br/> Distributing baits every 50m.
1080 Poison signs that are set up on Charles Darwin Reserve.<br/> 1080 Poison signs that are set up on Charles Darwin Reserve.