The Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board has growing concerns feral deer populations are growing due to the lack of sightings being reported.
The board relies on the public to help track deer numbers to help prevent population booms which can have major negative impacts on agriculture and biodiversity.
Recent images captured by the board have seen feral deer near Kimba, raising the alarm the specie could be on the rise.
Eyre Peninsula Landscape Officer Rebekah Davenport, says it’s important to prevent deer populations establishing on the Eyre Peninsula as the not only cause harm to the native vegetation but can also be a traffic hazard.
The EP Landscape Board is urging any sightings to be reported so that deer control can be facilitated.
Deer sightings can be reported on the feral scan website or by downloading their feral scan app.
Image credit: Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board