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Pigs on the trot at Beaufort River

A feral pig in a Brisbane backyard. (City of Brisbane)

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Feral pigs are spreading out throughout the Beaufort River area with the Shire of Woodanilling offering bait boxes for hire to control the pests.

In its latest Wongi newsletter, the Shire says the Hoggone method of baiting is less involved than setting up and training for traps.

However, lures are still needed to get the animals interested in the bait.

The Shire also recommends using cameras to determine the numbers landowners are dealing with.

It points out that if pigs view one of their sounder members getting sick, they will not take the bait, so it is important to get them all at once.

More information is available from 0428 231 506 or wwlandcare@westnet.com.au .

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