I’ve just returned from the bush here in SA and its looking very good.
Lots of re-growth and the ground cover is doing extremely well.
Although it’s a little dry, a good rain will give things a good boost for another great season.
While all the flora and fauna is doing well, so are all the feral animals, one that seems to be doing well is the feral cat.
This is a concern as they are so destructive and an environmental night mare as the ultimate predator.
They have taken well to the last 18 months of above average conditions and are growing in numbers at an alarming rate.
Over the week we sighted over 20 feral cats, even during the day it wasn’t uncommon to spot one running across a track in front of us.
Unfortunately with the scrub so thick, we were unable to track them down.
Most were around rabbit warrens and also the odd cluster of feathers was found around the property, also this is what we only sighted driving along tacks, not what is out in the more remote areas where there is limited access.
The ones we did manage to dispose of were in very good condition with female to male ratio nearly 3 to 1.
Most we spotlighted would sit; while the wiser ones would give us one look and then pretty well disappear into the night.
Either way, we had done our bit for the environment!