Hokonui Tramping Club Hits Pests on the Head.
Peter Thompson reports: “The trapping programme at East Peak has gone extremely well since starting in November, with a small group of dedicated helpers checking and rebaiting the 50 DOC 200 traps every weekend. Fresh rabbit & hare bait has been used throughout the summer but now have changed to salted bait which will be checked fortnightly throughout the winter until spring. Our catch totals as of the end of May are: Stoats 49, Ferrets 15, Weasels 8, Hedgehogs 20, Rats 36, Mice 15 (The latter were caught with mouse traps in the tunnels after the mice kept eating the bait.) There is a growing interest in the programme & we are presently working on a display for the club photo box in the Main Street, Gore.”
Posted on: Tuesday, 22 June 2010