Animal pest species present in the reserve include stoats, ferrets, weasels (collectively known as mustelids), rats, mice, hedgehogs, cats, possums and occasionally deer. These predators are having a significant negative impact on remaining native bird species.
Feral goats have been eradicated from the reserve and surrounding farmland within the last five years.
Feral and domestic cats are present in the area. Unwanted domestic cats are dumped in this area on isolated roads close to the bush and not far from town. Hedgehogs are major predators of lizards, invertebrates and ground nesting birds.