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Horse trap

Horses have been running wild in the gorge system for decades. Now that much of that land is part of the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, park staff have embarked on a project to remove those horses (brumbies). Salt licks are placed inside the enclosed area and horses are free to move in and out of that area. At some point, with varying degrees of success, barriers are dropped to trap the horses.

A high-tech monitoring system (see video camera, solar cells and wireless link at top right) is used to keep an eye on horse movements.

After being captured, the horses are trucked out and given to a group who break and/or on-sell them.

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