Top End crocodile food shortage sees suppliers turn to central Australian feral animals – ABC Rural

Top End crocodile food shortage sees suppliers turn to central Australian feral animals – ABC Rural

For years crocodile farms have relied on the Top End’s feral buffalo and cattle populations to supply meat for their reptiles. But an increasing demand for buffalo and a rise in cattle prices has seen crocodile farms be outpriced by live exporters. This price pressure has forced pet meat suppliers …

Territorian who survived car crash with feral buffalo now on the hunt for its head – ABC Rural

Territorian who survived car crash with feral buffalo now on the hunt for its head – ABC Rural

Brian Linklater and his mate Kevin were driving along Gorge Road recently, 20 kilometres east of Katherine in the Northern Territory, when they hit a feral buffalo. “Basically out of the blue, here appears this buffalo and bang, [we ran] straight into him at about 80 kilometres per hour,” he …

Illegal feral pig hunters are accused of spreading the pests for sport – ABC Rural

Illegal feral pig hunters are accused of spreading the pests for sport – ABC Rural

They’re big, strong and, if you’ve heard the popular adage, smarter than your dog. Now experts are saying illegal hunters are spreading feral pigs even further for sport. Landcare biosecurity officer Annabelle Garrett, described the non-fussy omnivores, that hunt livestock and native animals, eat crops, down fences and spread serious …