When did foxes get introduced to australia?

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History of spread

In 1855 foxes were introduced into Australia for sporting purposes, with most releases being around Melbourne. By the 1870s, only 20 years after their introduction, foxes had been declared as a pest species in Victoria. Within 100 years, foxes had reached their current distribution on the mainland.

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