Teams out-fox ferals

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Jason Littlefair with the heaviest feral cat, culled by Marc Deas.
Camera IconJason Littlefair with the heaviest feral cat, culled by Marc Deas. Credit: Tristan Wheeler/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times, Tristan Wheeler

The Bridgetown-Greenbushes Fox Shoot was held at the weekend, with eight teams competing to control the most feral animals.

The teams managed to kill 150 foxes, 183 rabbits, four feral pigs and two feral cats, exceeding last year’s tally of 128 foxes, 64 rabbits and two feral cats.

The competition was won by the team Red Eye Eradicators, consisting of Clinton Best, Morgan Price, Glen Blechynden, Jason Heath, Lucy Best, Mitch Baldock and Liam Ward.

They killed 58 foxes, 21 rabbits and one feral pig, as well as recording the heaviest fox at 8.15kg.

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Second place was taken by Foxin Oath, made up of Nick Pantou, Ethan Karafilis, Matt Tassos, Brad Tassos, Nash Pantou and Angus Youngson, who culled one pig, 83 rabbits and 16 foxes.

AJ’s were third after culling two pigs, one feral cat, 18 foxes and 17 rabbits.

Gone Foxin were the fourth-placed team by claiming 17 foxes and 21 rabbits.

The tally event was shortened this year and moved to an outdoor location, with the winning teams receiving gift vouchers.

Blackwood Biosecurity Incorporated’s Sheila Howat was pleased with the event.

“Everybody was very enthusiastic,”she said.

“A lot of those teams stayed up all night.”

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