In Western Australia, sheep comprise the bulk of stock losses attributable to wild dogs, including dingoes. Research carried out at the Fortescue River showed that:
Most dingoes in sheep paddocks attacked sheep; Dingoes often maimed sheep without killing them; Dingoes sometimes chased sheep without biting them. Harassment by dingoes can lead to problems such . . . → Read More: Economics Of Damage Caused By Wild Dogs
The term ‘home range’ means the normal living area of an animal. If a wild dog spends time coming in and out of sheep paddocks, then that area is part of its home range. The home ranges of social companions overlap, with the combined area forming a group home range.
When defended, this can . . . → Read More: Will Wild Dogs Routinely Travel Large Distances To Sheep Paddocks?
Naming and origin:
As outlined at the beginning of this Manual, ‘wild dog’ is a collective term used for dingoes, hybrids and feral domestic dogs. In practical terms, the general biology and behaviour of these canids (members of the dog family) are so similar that it is difficult to distinguish between them.
Dingoes are . . . → Read More: Background Biology Of Wild Dogs
Wild dogs are seldom seen during the day and in controlled areas they are especially wary of people. Shooting is therefore only an opportunistic method of wild dog control.
Shooting should only be attempted if an appropriate firearm is used, the shooter has the appropriate experience, and the distance and circumstances are such . . . → Read More: Other Techniques And Strategies For Maganging Wild Dogs
Racks for drying baits should be made from wire netting stretched over a frame. The netting should be 25 mm mesh or smaller and stretched as tautly as possible over the frame. The smaller the mesh used, the easier it is to remove the dried baits. Square mesh is preferable to the . . . → Read More: Producing Baits For Wild Dogs