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Central Coast landholders rally to tackle wild dogs

Greater Sydney Local Land Services is calling on landholders on the Central Coast impacted by wild dogs to get in touch as baiting programs ramp up throughout winter and early spring.

Central Coast based Biosecurity Officer Ash Johnson has been busy monitoring wild dog activity in the Jilliby/Dooralong and Ravensdale/Cedar Brush Creek areas following reports of increased sightings of the pest and attacks on stock.

Ash said he had visited 20 properties to date to install remote monitoring cameras.

“Wild Dogs are highly mobile through their home range, the cameras help us determine their movement patterns and allow us to be more strategic and effective with our baiting and trapping campaigns” he said.

Ash is also working with landholders in impacted areas to organise coordinated baiting programs throughout the winter and early spring seasons.

“Landholder participation as part of a regionally coordinated campaign is key to the success of these control programs,” he said.

“I would urge anyone who has sighted a wild dog, lost stock as the result of an attack or has noticed any signs of them near their property to get in touch with our office as soon as possible.

For further information or advice on the Central Coast baiting campaign contact 4355 8200.

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Media contact: Nikki McGrath (02) 4724 2138 M: 0448 953 755