Mount Kaputar National Park

Pest animals and weeds

Pest animals

Goats, pigs, rabbits, foxes and cats occur in the park. Goats, pigs and cats are domestic animals gone wild. Foxes were released in the 1800s and have since spread throughout most of NSW.

Weeds

Weeds in the park include:

  • sweet briar
  • golden dodder
  • green cestrum
  • saffron thistle
  • prickly pear.

Sweet briar and green cestrum are domestic plants gone wild. Golden dodder and saffron thistle have established on disturbed areas within the park. Prickly pear was once prevalent in the area.