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Aerial marksman using military-grade cameras culls more than 120 feral pigs on Kangaroo Island | Stock Journal

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PRE FIRE: Feral piglets run out of a farm dam near Six Mile Lagoon on Kangaroo Island as a bushfire approaches from the west in December 2019. File photo

PRE FIRE: Feral piglets run out of a farm dam near Six Mile Lagoon on Kangaroo Island as a bushfire approaches from the west in December 2019. File photo

MORE than 120 feral pigs have been culled on Kangaroo Island as part of a two-week trial using military-grade thermal imaging cameras and an aerial marksman.

Of the 126 pigs culled, about 95 per cent were detected with thermal camera technology, with only 5pc able to be seen with the naked eye,

It is estimated feral pigs cost primary producers on KI up to $1 million annually and cause significant damage to native vegetation and animals, many of which are threatened species, such as the KI dunnart.

Primary Industries and Regional Development Minister David Basham said the…



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