• 25 million native birds are killed by pests a year • $3.3 billion cost to the economy and primary sector a year • $28 million new company to identify large pest control programmes and…
Source: Government reveals conservation project with aim to be predator free by 2050 – National – NZ Herald News
This is an awesome project. Our man on the moon type of project. I’m going to be involved in some way..
Well unfortunately, the first thing I’ve caught with my new GoodNature rodent trap is a Hedgehog.
They are pests, I think they eat native insects etc. Maybe even birds eggs, I don’t really know.
I didn’t really set out to kill hedgehogs, but I guess that’s just the way it went.
For years we’ve known there are heaps of rats in the bush around our house in West Auckland. Our cat has caught about 2 rats a month for the past 7-8 months.
So I’ve bought one of these:
Its a rat/mice/stoat trap from GoodNature.
It is powered by the silver CO2 cannister you can see pointing down on the left hand side.
The rodent is attracted by bait that is in paste form and sits under the black cylindrical shaped bit at the top on the right hand side.
The rodent pokes their head up in there to get more bait and gets humanely whacked by a piston. The carcass drops to the ground and the trap resets. They’re good for about 24 kills.
I’ll post updates here as to how and what I manage to ‘catch’.