Fox control hot topic at the Food and Farm Fest

The Peel-Harvey Biosecurity Group is getting the word out on feral fox control, hosting local expert, Eddie Juras, at the  Food and Farm Fest held on the weekend.


Mr Juras was available to answer questions from festival goers for more than two hours.


With over 40 years of experience in the eradication of feral invasive species across Western Australia, Mr Juras is known locally as the fox whisperer.

Eddie Juras at the Food and Farm Fest 2016


Mr Juras specialises in the use of soft jaw traps, and is keen to pass on his wisdom to landholders.


“Landholders will quickly lose interest in trapping if they don’t get success. I want people to understand the nature of the fox, to help them trap in a way that respects this very intelligent animal,” Mr Juras said.


If you are interested in feral animal control measures that involve trapping, please contact Landcare SJ to book your place at their upcoming workshop.

Eddie Juras and Kristy Gregory from Landcare SJ at the 2016 Food and Farm Fest


The workshop will be held in Keysbrook, on Friday April 29, between 9 and 12. Bookings can be made by phone, 9256 0012, or email,


This is a free community event, supported by the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council through funding from the Australian Government.


Photos supplied by Georgina Hinds Photography




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