Latest News

newsweathercommunity_7xs_showbanner.jpg

Alleged fox sighting near Waratah

A caller has contacted Tasmanian Broadcasters to report a live fox sighting just outside of Waratah earlier today.

Caller Shane says he saw the fox cross a road and pick up some road kill about 40 metres in front of him.

Foxes are enormously damaging to the state's native wildlife and members of the public are urged to report fox sightings or evidence of fox activity to the Invasive Species Hotline on 1300 369 688.

According to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment website, "no physical evidence of fox activity has been collected in Tasmania since July 2011 and it is hoped that fox eradication has been successful".

Listen to Shane describing his alleged fox encounter with Martin Agatyn on Across the Coast.

(Note: Fox image is for illustrative purposes only.)

You may also like...

Great Barrier Reef worth $56bn: report

Great Barrier Reef worth $56bn: report

The Great Barrier Reef is valued at $56 billion, contributes $6.4 billion to the Australian economy each and underpins 64,000 jobs, new research...

Thurston out for NRL season: reports

Thurston out for NRL season: reports

Queensland Maroons player Jonathan Thurston walks out to their Captains Run training session, ahead of State of Origin II against the New South...

North Hobart fire contained

North Hobart fire contained

Fire crews have quickly contained a fire that broke out on Hobart's busy North Hobart restuarant strip. Two appliances were dispatched after...

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies

Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies

A supplied photo made available Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009 of Best in Australia chefs (L to R) Ben O'Donoghue, Anna Gare and Darren Simpson.  ...