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Thursday, 05 September 2019 09:40

Pests best dead

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Good catch: A good one is a dead one. Good catch: A good one is a dead one.

Trapping is the name of the game.

DU member of Pohangina wetlands Gordon Pilone, sent in these shots of a recent catch.

He uses DOC 250 traps to eliminate stoats, rats and hedge hogs.

The kill traps are elevated on a plank on blocks to delay weed invasion and stoats seem to like “running the plank”.

Gordon said a hen egg as bait can be successful even at several weeks old. Also used successfully for stoat kill, is a Timms tunnel trap baited with a fish head.

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