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Top Dog: How Dingoes Save Native Animals

Credit: Bobby Tamayo

During droughts, dingoes limit the abundance of the red fox and feral cat. Credit: Bobby Tamayo

By Aaron Greenville

Dingoes are considered a pest by land managers in Central Australia, but it turns out they are effective pest managers of feral cats and foxes – until the rains come.

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