The fox was deliberately introduced into Australia in the 1860s and 1870s for hunting and quickly spread from its initial release point in southern Victoria to become established throughout much of Australia.
Foxes are a serious threat to biodiversity, preying on many species of small mammals, reptiles and ground-nesting birds and predation by foxes is listed as a Key Threatening Process. Foxes can live in a wide variety of habitat types and there are records all through the Coffs Harbour area, including urban and built-up areas. Council keeps records of fox locations to target removal programmes.
Find out more by reading council's Vertebrate Pest Management Strategy