been a number of tragedies with seemingly ‘safe’
enclosures as has been discovered by some
members who have found out the hard way that
their yards were not as safe as they thought
Here are a
resourceful fox. Two members lost joeys to fox
attack, both yards were considered to be fox
proof but in one case access was gained by a
very small hole, and in the other the blaggard
simply climbed the fence. Never underestimate
a fox’s agility or resourcefulness.
way traffic. A very well designed (well,
almost) enclosure with “V” shaped netting
overhang on top of the outer fencing was
violated by a feral cat. It climbed a tree
and jumped down into the yard from an
overhanging branch. Fortunately, it was unable
to retrace its steps and was subsequently
trapped and dispatched. Not so fortunate was
a Dama wallaby (Macropus eugenii) that
died later from toxoplasmosis, and “pussy” was
the prime suspect.
firm is Terra-firma? Not very, when it’s
mud. One juvenile apparently turned a corner
too fast on mud and sustained a broken ankle.
More fortunate are the ones with good brakes and
reflexes and those who tread green, or at least
And finally –
How far can you go with yarding and fencing?
Well, there must be limit, as one member
concluded after losing a Euro from a bee sting!!