Coles development site fencing traps kangaroos

Two kangaroos trapped in the fenced development site in Florida.
Two kangaroos trapped in the fenced development site in Florida.

ABOUT six kangaroos, including a joey, were trapped after contractors put up fencing at the future Coles site in Florida.

Fauna relocator Allison Dixon said the fencing went up on Dandaragan Drive, near the service station, more than a week ago.

Ms Dixon said the kangaroos were trapped in a couple of acres of land.

A mother kangaroo had been “bashing up” against the fence.

“There’s no need to entrap animals,” Ms Dixon said. “Where’s the respect for wildlife?”

A Coles spokeswoman said the site was managed by an external contractor.

“As soon as they were made aware of the kangaroos, they made an opening in the fence for the wildlife to safely exit,” she said.

A Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions spokeswoman said it was the developer’s responsibility to manage native animals on its land.

“ The DBCA provides advice and licences to landowners to help them manage kangaroos on their land,” she said.

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