Pests threaten Queensland's native animals


Queensland's native animals are at risk from unknowing residents trying to exterminate backyard 'pests'.

KATE HIGGINS (Brisbane Times)

Matthew Osley, a wildlife keeper at Cool Companions, the education branch of the Dreamtime Wildlife Sanctuary, said Queenslanders often tried to rid their yards of harmless animals.

Queensland's native animals on the loose

"A lot of people think that the backyard creatures are kind of annoying, but we've got snakes that keep rodents down in the backyards and we've got lizards that keep bugs down," he said.