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Whitsunday Regional Council is asking residents to be aware of wild dog activity in the region ahead of the typical breeding season in the Whitsundays which occurs from April to May.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said that over the coming weeks, wild dogs will seek out potential mates with litters expected to be born around July and August.
“Due to the regular mating season, residents should be aware that there is likely to be an increase in wild dog activity with sightings and interaction with domestic animals becoming more common” Cr Willcox said.
“Property owners should avoid the risk of domestic dogs breeding with wild dogs by keeping them in a secure enclosure as cross breeding only adds to the feral population” he said.
“Residents experiencing problems with wild dogs should contact Council as our officers can provide advice and equipment if appropriate.”
What can be done by landholders?
• Don’t encourage wild dogs by feeding them• Keep food scraps secured• Ensure pets and domestic stock are kept in a secure enclosure• Council has various traps that can be used by landholders if wild dogs/ dingoes become a problem• Council provides a 1080 poison service to landholders where permitted, generally on larger properties. Landholders are encouraged to participate in the coordinated 1080 program• Report wild dog activity to the council• Talk to neighbours regarding wild dog activity