oa African Zoology - Preliminary report on the "Humane Coyote-Getter" for the control of the black-backed jackal Thos mesomelas in the Transvaal

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Predation offers a serious problem to the sheep farmer in the Transvaal, where the blackbacked jackal is held mainly responsible for losses. Table 1 compares numbers of sheep lost annually through predation with total losses (all causes) from 1949 to 1960. Figures for the years 1954-55 to 1958-59 are not available.

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