Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3


Pest management, Kimberley Wallaby, Sandy Wallaby Macropus agilis, Western Australia

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Since 1952, the Agriculture Protection Board has been investigating means of controlling the Kimberley Wallaby or Sandy Wallaby (Macropus agilis). Much work has been done on the use of solid bran and pollard baits containing strychnine, but it has been shown that these can only be used along the well watered alluvial "frontage" country, during periods of comparative drought, when feed is practically nonexistent. It was at this stage that our attention was turned to water poisoning in an effort to bring some annual relief to the pastoralists in the area.