Day 11 - Emma Gorge Sanctuary Project by terryliv

Day 11 - Emma Gorge Sanctuary Project

Before we leave Emma Gorge, I thought I would show O/S 365ers the effort being put into keeping cane toads at bay.
See my posting at
In an attempt to keep the toads out of the gorge, a toad proof fence has been constructed across the entrance to the resort, and the gorge, in an attempt to keep them out.
Perhaps in recognition of the expected failure, the plan is to survey the native fauna populations before and after to determine the effect of toad infestation :-(
The four signs are all from around El Questro resort, the bottom right is the fence as you leave to get back onto the Gibb River Road.

On the map at this is shown as Day 10 and it should be Day 11.

See the background to this series of postings on the Kimberley at
Wish they could find a way to get rid of these pests :)
April 8th, 2015  
Very interesting and a good cause because usually we are trying to protect our wildlife
April 8th, 2015  
We sometimes forget animals can be invasive right along with plants!
April 8th, 2015  
Never heard of a Cane toad proof fence!! I learnt something today Thanks
April 8th, 2015  
These toads must be bad news to go to such lengths to try to keep them out! I hear they are spreading across the country though.
April 9th, 2015  
Great illustrating collage
April 9th, 2015  
Nice collage Terry.Some wildlife have learned how to kill them.The crows roll them over and pick there intestines out and that way they keep away from there poison glands on the back of the head.
April 9th, 2015  
I missed your original shot in March ( great one by the way), thanks for the link. It's so sad when people interfere with nature even with the best of intentions without fully understanding the potentially devastating consequences.
April 12th, 2015  
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