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Control of feral cats for nature conservation. I. Field tests of four baiting methods

Risbey, D.A., Calver, M.C. and Short, J. (1997) Control of feral cats for nature conservation. I. Field tests of four baiting methods. Wildlife Research, 24 (3). pp. 319-326.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR96051
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Abstract

Four methods of baiting were evaluated on a radio-collared population of fetal eats on Heirisson Prong, Shark Bay, Western Australia. Dried-meat baits, baiting rabbits to kill eats through secondary poisoning, a fishmeal-based bait and a bait coated in the flavour enhancer Digest were tested. All proved to be ineffective for controlling fetal cats. Future research should explore baits more 'natural' in appearance and the effect of visual lures, and possibly bait over a larger area to increase the number of cats exposed to baits.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Copyright: (c) CSIRO
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/886
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