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Wild Cattle at Namadgi National Park

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Bos taurus at Namadgi National Park - 25 Dec 2019
Bos taurus at Namadgi National Park - 25 Dec 2019
Bos taurus at Namadgi National Park - 25 Dec 2019
Bos taurus at Namadgi National Park - 25 Dec 2019

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Other hoofed mammal Bos taurus 27 Dec 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Other hoofed mammal Bos taurus 27 Dec 2019 MattM

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Author's notes

Cow pats along the Smokers Trail once the path met the bush near the Square Rock carpark. Cow pats found again alongside a creek running into a grassy herbfield. A natural spring had been churned up by cows. A cow was could be heard mooing from somewhere near the herbfield. The herbfield had been completely churned up by the cows, and was completely dry. Does this area have a grazing plan? I was quite surprised that such a sensitive area would have cows. I thought we only had pigs in the area. I would be interested to know what history this area has with cattle if anyone can shed some light.

3 comments

   27 Dec 2019
It is a drought. In previous droughts (e.g. 1983, 2002) large numbers of livestock from nearby leases were found in Namadgi National Park. This location is not far from the Booroomba lease, and there is a natural route up to SF. Anyway they are likely to be owned cattle. There is a rich tradition of delay in the removal of such strays. But I suggest you forward your photos to the PCS Rural Unit in Stromlo Depot, and also to Namadgi National Park. cheers
   27 Dec 2019
Thanks Don have sent link to Namadgi rangers
MattM wrote:
   27 Dec 2019
Thanks Don, and thanks Michael. I will send an email to the rural services and livestock management at Stromlo.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Non-Invasive

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