The European fox was introduced into Australia in the 1850s for recreational hunting. Foxes have excellent sight, smell, and hearing for skilled hunting, which makes the fox a very cunning animal. They have great speed and agility, and wide dietary adaptability, therefore can cause extreme problems.
Serious economic damage results from fox predation on farm livestock and native animals. The fox has played a major role in the decline of many birds and reptiles. Predation by foxes has also been a significant contributor to native animal decline. The fox causes significant economic losses to farmers by preying on newborn livestock. They have adapted perfectly to more urban areas and change their diet to suit any environment.