The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) is currently seeking dead foxes in order to test them for Trichinella, a disease found in pigs and Echinococcus, a tapeworm which can affect dogs, cats and people. The Department is hoping to collect 24 foxes during the remaining days of March, from across the province.

You can put your shot or snared fox to good use by calling Kathryn McBride (DARD) on 07767271431 and making arrangements for the carcass to be collected for examination. Foxes killed in road traffic accidents are also welcome. If you prefer to remain anonymous, simply send a text specifying where the dead fox can be found.

DARD would like to thank all those people who have submitted foxes in the past. Unfortunately DARD is not able to pay for the carcasses. Should you have any further questions on the survey please ring Kathryn on 07767271431.

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