Feral animals

The City is responsible for the management of over 500 hectares of bushland. Feral animals such as cats, rabbits and foxes impact on biodiversity through predation, competition for food and shelter, destroying habitat and spreading diseases.

Foxes and cats prey on native birds, reptiles, amphibians and small mammals. Rabbits can damage large areas of vegetation by foraging the leaves of established native plants as well as young seedlings.

The City engages specialist pest control companies to control foxes, rabbits and feral cats.