Tasmania is one of the world’s great wildlife havens, but a feral intruder is on the loose.
Vulpes vulpes, the European red fox – cunning, deadly and a master of stealth, so expert at flying under the radar that some believe the threat is non-existant.
Feral Peril follows the ‘Fox Squad’, a team employed under the Tasmanian Government’s fox eradication program, as they chase down sightings, gather evidence and battle public scepticism in a bid to avert ecological disaster.
The squad draws on the latest technology including DNA sampling, satellite mapping and photography, but it’s not enough to convince the ‘super sceptics’, who will be convinced only by the discovery of a fox, dead or alive.
But time is running out. Tasmania’s top native predator, the Tasmanian Devil, is being decimated by a mysterious disease. And as Devil numbers decline, foxes are on the rise.