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Restricted cactus found in Burnett


Cacti breeds known to blind cattle have popped up in the North and South Burnett, prompting Bundaberg Regional Council to remind locals of which plant breeds are restricted.

Bunny ears, Hudson Pear and Eve's pin cacti are all prohibited under the Biosecurity Act 2014, meaning it is illegal to propagate or sell them.

Bundaberg Regional Council environment portfolio spokesperson Cr Wayne Honor said these plants are restricted for a reason.

"These cacti cause a range of issues for our environment including their ability to infest and destroy agricultural land, harbour pest animals and even blind cattle," Mr Honor said.

“The three species being targeted are the most common cactus varieties seized by Biosecurity Queensland from private gardens in the local area or being sold at markets and through social media."