Pest animals, including foxes, cats and rabbits, significantly impact on indigenous plants and animals and their habitats. Foxes and cats are exceptional hunters and are the primary cause in the decline and extinction of many smaller native animals. Rabbits directly compete with native wildlife for food and shelter, damage native vegetation and degrade the land. Rabbits have contributed to the decline in numbers of many native plants and animals.
Some of the threatened species impacted on by foxes and cats here on the peninsula include:
- Southern Brown Bandicoot
- White Footed Dunnart
- Swamp Skink
- Australasian Bittern
Find out more about what the shire is doing to protect biodiversity on the peninsula.
Concerned about foxes and rabbits on your property?
Check out the pest and nuisance animals page for more information.