Sessional Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Written Submissions Received Volume 2 Issues associated with the progressive entry into the Northern Territory of Cane Toads October 2003
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Written Submissions Parks & Wildlife Commission NT Volume 2 Cane Toad Inquiry Report 15 Dr WOINARSKI: Can I answer that? Dr LAWSON: Yeah. Dr WOINARSKI: Weve offered suggestions which I think the Land for Wildlife scheme published a piece Mr BONSON: Sorry what was that? Dr WOINARSKI: The Land for Wildlife Scheme operating out of Litchfield Council I think. Mr WOOD: Yeah. Dr WOINARSKI: Has publicised some of that and theres a series of moves that you can make to almost toad proof your block and its things like cane toads like short grass which is sprinkled, so youre more likely to get fewer cane toads if youve got an overgrown garden with fewer water supplies. You know, some people like that, its not my place and others dont. Cane toads Dr WOINARSKI: The cane toads their sort of biggest flaw in their composition seems to be that theyre not very good climbers at all, so its impossible to have sort of perimeter fencing around your place which is solid, at least for a few inches that is. And I think that could work as well. Madam CHAIR: About four inches? Dr WOINARSKI: Yeah, I was trying for ten centimetres. Madam CHAIR: Up to ten inches to be safe. Dr WOINARSKI: Yeah, yeah, so I think thats either solid or really fine fly wire or shade cloth. Madam CHAIR: Does shade cloth work as a barrier? Dr WOINARSKI: I think so, it should. Mr WOOD: Why does it have to be so fine? Dr WOINARSKI: Oh simply because the toadlets, the baby ones are very small. Mr WOOD: They wander along too. Theyre not just sitting in water? Dr WOINARSKI: No. Madam CHAIR: Once they get those little legs, theyre out. Theyre moving around.