When we were last in Tasmania, on a number of occasions we came across information in motel rooms asking us to report any sightings of foxes that we made. But we didn't see any foxes. Now it seems that there may never have been any to see!
Hawley House, Port Sorell - but no foxes?
According to this report, the story that foxes had been deliberately introduced had no firm basis. The report doesn't even discuss the story about a fox or two that hitched a ride across on the ferry (as told to me).
I guess the outcome, namely that there don't seem to be foxes in Tasmania, is good news. Pity it's taken this long to come to this conclusion.