The importance of Wildlife Friendly Fencing
Over the years we have documented numerous sad sightings of wildlife tangled on barbed wire fencing locally. Often the outcome for these animals, is not good with a long painful death, suffering on the fence. Educating property owners about wildlife friendly fencing is imperative. Livestock and wildlife can both co- exist safely.
Wildlife that become entangled on barbed wire, often also have injuries to their mouths, as they try to bite their way off the wire, causing dreadful damage from the barbs inside their mouths.
All photos below have been taken within the Toowoomba region.
•Wildlife Friendly Fencing, is fencing that is safe and effective for wildlife, people and livestock.
•It does not entangle or harm wildlife.
•Allows the appropriate free movement of wildlife across rural and urban landscapes.
•Plain Wire Top and bottom is recommended for agricultural fencing to ensure wildlife can pass safely
•More information at: http://www.wildlifefriendlyfencing.com/
J & B Gray
|We discovered this Little Red Flying Fox that was alive and tangled on a farm barbed wire fence at Headington Hill. The flying fox was kindly taken in by Darling Downs Zoo who organized emergency assessment and treatment.|
|Native Brown Quail that had died after becoming tangled on a barbed wire fence at Meringandan|
|The feathertail glider remains from the barbed wire fence - Kleinton.|
|Feathertail Glider remains on barbed wire fence at Kleinton.|
|Sugar Glider that had perished on a barbed wire fence at Kleinton in 2013.|