Wild Dogs killing Sheep - ABC landline

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  1. stevo

    stevo Backyard Farmer Premium Member

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    No didn't see the show but I was aware of the issue and we even have to deal with wild dogs in our local area hiding in the natural parklands/farmland and then coming out at night to attack livestock.

    We've had notices of baiting etc and you hear the odd rifle shot so I often wonder if that's one less mongrel stalking my chicken pen at night...
     
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    No I didn't see it either Stevo.
    So Mark, do you ever see the wild dogs or are they cunning and only come out under complete darkness and cover?
    I haven't seen any in my area yet so I was wondering if I may never seem them but they are there.
    The only wildlife I see are kangaroos and wallabies, oh and the hare's are everywhere at night (I'm worried they might go for my veggie patch once I get it up and running...)
     
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    Yeah Steve, I've spotted them at night with my Ryobi interchangeable lithium battery spotlight torch down the back but yes they are very cunning and I rarely see them. Once I saw a wild dog trotting across farmland (strawberry farm) down the road with a chicken in its mouth - that was in the early morning (no, it wasn't my hen).

    I've been thinking of setting up a trail camera down the back to see if I can catch some footage of them coming through my property and stalking the poultry pen because I'm sure I'd get some interesting video.
     
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    In my area the council does regular baiting due to the numbers of wild dogs.
    Not dingos but wild domestic dogs. The man over my back fence has 100's acres & regularly shoots dogs both wild & belonging to the neighbours that wonder across his property.
    He has lost several calves & calving cows in the 9yrs I've been here.
    One year I think I saw the DPI ute there & watching through my binos I think they were baiting a whole carcass of a cow that was attacked the previous night while calving.
    People 2doors down always let their dog wander & I regularly see it trotting across the cattle paddocks.
    Then every several months I hear the sound of a new pup tied up behind their place then the noise stops & within days I see it here or in the cattle paddocks behind me. Then within a few months a riffle shot rings out. Then in a week or so the sound of yet another pup being left tied up on it's own at that same house. Those people just never learn.
     
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    That's a sad story @ClissAT. Some people just shouldn't be allowed to own pets, makes me angry :mad:
     
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