The performance of wild-canid traps in Australia: efficiency, selectivity and trap-related injuries

@inproceedings{Fleming1998ThePO,
  title={The performance of wild-canid traps in Australia: efficiency, selectivity and trap-related injuries},
  author={Peter J.S. Fleming and Lee R. Allen and Mani Berghout and Paul D. Meek and Peter M. Pavlov and Peter Stevens and Kevin Strong and Jeffery A. Thompson and Peter C. Thomson},
  year={1998}
}
Wild dogs and European red foxes are considered pest animals in Australia. Restraining devices to capture these wild canids are sometimes required by wildlife managers. However, the use of traps is controversial. This paper discusses the efficiency, selectivity and injuries inflicted by some leg-hold traps that are available in Australia for capturing wild canids. The trapping of feral cats with wild-canid traps is also briefly discussed. The most commonly used leg-hold trap in Australia is the… CONTINUE READING

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