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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:07 pm 
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I'm sure this will interest many of you:

K.E. Moseby, J.L. Read (2006) The efficacy of feral cat, fox and rabbit exclusion fence
designs for threatened species protection, Biological Conservation 127: 429–437

http://www.southwestnrm.org.au/sites/de ... lusion.pdf

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:32 pm 
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very interesting george

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Yes, very interesting - and sobering - reading. Everybody should read this article, I reckon. It contains what amount to excellent advice about the minimum requirements of fencing - especially the need to use wire of no less than 1.2mm gauge and to ensure that all joins in mesh either overlap or are clipped at max 10cm intervals. Good to know that a skirt around the fence of 30cm is considered effective against foxes. I was also interested that steel posts are much better than timber posts (which can be climbed by feral cats). Very interesting stuff about fence height and floppy top fencing too.

Thanks for posting the link!

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Thanks for the link has been read and added to favorites :thumbs:


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A good read.

Interesting to note that even feral cats can chew through the wire that was used in some of the trials.

And a point that has been iterated to me by my country relatives:

Chicken wire is designed to keep chooks in not foxes/dogs out.



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