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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Environment

Wesley Vale fox, says FEB

A FOX sighting in the Wesley Vale area was reported late last week by a member of the public.

Department of Primary Industries spokesman Warrick Brennan said the report was received between Thursday and Friday.

The Wesley Vale area is being targeted by a 1080 fox-baiting program as part of the response by the Fox Eradication Program.

“There has been evidence of foxes found in this area, including scats containing fox DNA,” Mr Brennan said.

“It is definitely an area we are interested in”.

Matt Marrison, acting manager of the Fox Eradication Branch, asked members of the public to be on the lookout for foxes and fox activity in this area, and report all information to the fox hotline.

“The public have an important role to play in being the eyes and ears of the fox eradication effort,” Mr Marrison said.

“We have evidence of both male and female foxes in this region and, with the fox baiting programs currently on the ground, we particularly ask that people keep an eye out for fox carcasses that may result.”

If a fox carcass was found, Mr Marrison asked that it was not disturbed and that the 24-hour fox hotline was called immediately.

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Russell

    February 12, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Re #13
    Huh?

  2. ray harvey

    February 11, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    1080 works very quick not all foxs have dens some live in drains , under old cars etc my mate had a dog ,who ran them down i would grabbed them , and take photos and let them go latter on . what if u kill one of the last thylacines , there is other ways to get foxs . if u want i have a few long pads i got within the last 5 years from the main land , i know sounds far fetch. but u should study what i have , maybe u should sponsor me im one of the best , look at some of my reserch on quest for thylacoleo. what u need are good old fashon hunters.

  3. Ian Rist

    January 27, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Easily transportable “evidence” counts for nothing.
    How many times do we have to debunk the “evidence”.
    Time and time again since 2001 the “evidence” has been shown to not stand up.
    A media flurry and then silence, these people are shameless,carcasses found in paddocks or by roadsides that turn out to be hoaxes or fabrication, blood that was contaminated, fox scats(over 600) that the FEB have admitted bringing in from the mainland. Even their own people have admitted they have planted scats.
    David Obendorf and I caught them red handed over the Kenilworth/Taylors ABC Feral Peril re-enactment of the finding of a scat which wasn’t even a DNA proven fox scat.
    These people are shameless and are backed by a complicit and duplicit minister and politicians.
    Nine long expensive years this nonsense has gone on for…how much longer?
    We have a minister that is prepaired to protect this while ever it saves his arse, because he knows if this goes down he goes with it.
    We will see how the Federal Police and certain Federal politicians handle this…………

  4. David Obendorf

    January 26, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    I wonder how much credence DPIPWE would be give to a reported sighting of a thylacine in any part of Tasmania in 2010?

    Perhaps Tasmania should ask the US philanthropist, Ted Turner to post a comparable multi-million dollar reward for a ‘genuine’ Tassie-bred fox!

  5. Ian Rist

    January 25, 2010 at 10:43 am

    When your local pollie comes knocking on your door begging you to vote for him/her ask them straight out where they stand on the fox issue and the use of 1080…then vote accordingly.
    You might also ask them do they know or care how much of our money they have spent on this fox scam?

  6. Ian Rist

    January 25, 2010 at 10:36 am

    The “Tasmanian” fox is just an excuse to keep using 1080.
    When the TCT and The Greens had to be wooed about using 1080 in Tasmania on foxes they were conned…and are still being conned.
    We were all told in 2001 that whilst 1080 was not accepted by the general public in this case with the fox incursion it was absolutely necessary and we had to show tolerance in this “doomsday” event.
    “If we can get through one breeding season and no fox cubs are sighted it means we have won”…ten years on they are still using the poxy stuff.
    The 2005 promise of no more 1080 on Public lands and State forest was also a con…what about the sunset clause that excluded the Fox Task Force?
    The whole bloody fox thing is one big con…….

  7. Gerry Mander

    January 25, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Department of Primary Industries spokesman Warrick Brennan said the report was received between Thursday and Friday.

    More precisely, sometime between closing time and breakfast.

  8. Gerry Mander

    January 25, 2010 at 12:02 am

    To the mainland we will go
    To the mainland we will go
    Catch a fox
    And put him in a box
    Guess where we’ll let him go!

    Traditional nursery rhyme – circa 1999

  9. Ian Rist

    January 24, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Yeah well, try and get any of these p**s weak politicians to stand up and do the right thing…it’s your money folks.
    Maybe we should get them one by one to state their position on the fox issue, publicly, before the election.
    It’s your money folks.

  10. Philip Lowe

    January 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Got to keep the funding up
    funding up ,funding up.
    Got to keep the funding up
    All year long.

    21st century childrens play song.

  11. Russell

    January 24, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    “We have evidence of both male and female foxes in this region and, with the fox baiting programs currently on the ground, we particularly ask that people keep an eye out for fox carcasses that may result.”

    Produce the evidence then.

    What a load of absolute scat!

    Has FT and/or Gunns got plantations going in in this area at the moment?

  12. Ian Rist

    January 24, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    “If a fox carcass was found, Mr Marrison asked that
    it was not disturbed”.
    Two points:
    (a) I thought we were told you never find 1080 poisoned fox carcasses, “they simply go back to their dens and die”.
    (b) We may be being primed for a 1080 poisoned fox carcass discovery…. certainly the scat discovery scam has been fully exposed.
    I wouldn’t trust this lot to even bring in desexed foxes to keep their noses in the trough.
    I understand the minister issued permits for desexed foxes to be brought in to Tasmania.
    Apparently this was discussed with the minister in his office in the presence of others and Dr Obendorf and a witness some time ago?

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