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1080 Poisoning Alert for Moruya and ground pest control shooting from Congo to Bingie

Moruya Animal Hospital warns:

1080 Poisoning Alert A warning to dog owners to keep pets at home. A dog poisoned with 1080 was admitted to hospital in the early hours of this morning. The patient is from Maulbrooks Road, Moruya. 1080 is a potent toxin and dogs are very susceptible. Signs of poisoning include excitation (manic running and panting), drooling, tetanic spasms and ultimately death. These signs are seen anywhere between 2 and 12 hours after ingesting the poison. Our patient remains in a critical condition. 1080 pest management program Applies from Mon 4 May 2020, 11.13am to Wed 4 Nov 2020, 11.16am.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh meat, manufactured baits and CPEs containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs. The program will be ongoing and continuous from Monday 4 May to Wednesday 4 November 2020. The baited reserves include:

  • Araluen Nature Reserve

  • Badja Swamps Nature Reserve

  • Berlang State Conservation Area 

  • Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve

  • Coolumbooka Nature Reserve

  • Deau National Park

  • Egan Peaks Nature Reserve

  • Kooraban National Park

  • Majors Creek State Conservation Area

  • Monga National Park and State Conservation Area

  • South East Forests National Park

  • Wadbilliga National Park

  • Yurramie State Conservation Area

There will be signs at all baiting locations.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information call the NPWS Merimbula Office on 02 6405 5000.


Closed areas: Areas closed for fox control program around threatened shorebird sites Applies from Sun 31 May 2020, 5.00pm to Thu 4 Jun 2020, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 29 May 2020, 2.58pm

NSW National Parks is conducting ground pest control programs involving shooting from 5pm Sunday 31 May to 10am Thursday 4 June 2020. Congo campground and adjacent beach areas, Meringo - beach areas adjacent to Bingie Dreaming track, Bingie Beach, and Grey Grey Rocks North will be closed during this period.

This program is part of the Threatened Shorebird Recovery Program.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information contact 1300 072 757.






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