Tasmania’s Department of Primary industries wants Bruny Island residents in the state’s south to help them conduct a fox survey.
There have been several fox sightings in recent years and fox scats were discovered on the island earlier this year.
The fox eradication program will conduct a survey in August to gather information on how to eradicate feral foxes from the island.
Fox surveyor Candida Barclay says residents are being asked to assist the survey so private properties can be searched for evidence.
She says people will work on foot and with dogs to locate scats and burrows.
“We’ll also have dog teams and when they sniff the ground and sniff at scats If it’s a fox scat they sit and then we know it’s a fox scat,” she said.
The scats will be sent to the university of Canberra for D-N-A analysis to determine how many foxes are present on the island.