Wildlife Research Wildlife Research Society
Ecology, management and conservation in natural and modified habitats

Monitoring bait removal in vertebrate pest control: a comparison using track identification and remote photography

Alistair S. Glen and Chris R. Dickman

Wildlife Research 30(1) 29 - 33
Published: 17 April 2003


The removal of non-toxic fox baits was monitored simultaneously using identification of tracks in sand plots and an inexpensive method of remote photography. During 1126 bait-nights carried out using both methods at sites in the central and northern tablelands of New South Wales, 106 baits were removed by a variety of target and non-target animals. Whereas the results of sand plots may be inaccurate or unreliable, particularly during poor weather conditions, remote photography provides results that are less open to misinterpretation.


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