AN ASSORTMENT OF PHOTOS

Photos of control methods and poisons used

       

Victor size1 leg hold trap ground set with flour lure

Victor size1 leg hold trap set on running board where ground birds are present

 

 

 

 

Baitstation set 2m up tree to prevent stock access

Baitstation close up

 

 

 

 

Baitstation containing cyanide paste and dead possums

Taipo Valley

Cage trap for live possum capture, useful close to built up areas

 

 

 

 

Using a helicopter for precise prefeeding

Rat proof cyanide baitstation

 

 

 

 

Method of laying cyanide on ground set

Connibear kill trap

 

 

 

 

1080 cereal pellets, one 12 gram pellet is enough to kill one possum

Feracol cholecalciferol striker bait in penut butter. Baitstation is made of edible potatoe starch. One bait will kill one possum

 

 

 

 

Photos of possum hunting locations and habitat

       

Well used possum runs in the Taipo Valley

More sign of high possum numbers in Waimakariri Valley

 

 

 

 

Its not always easy going: Crossing Hendes Ck after a rainstorm

Base for a 2 month control operation in the Karangarua Valley

 

 

 

 

A chilly base camp in the Regina Valley in June

Photo taken on hills above Otira during a ground poisoning operation to take brousing pressure off the Rata trees. About 20,000 possums were killed

       
Boulder travel in the County River, South Westland The easy way  into Regina Ck to set up a tent camp
       
A bad case of heavily browsed Rata forest in the Mungo River   More blooming Rata, Otira Valley
       
Skin and Fur recovery
       
Plucked possum fur, sold by the kilo Dried skins ready for sale
       
Air drying skins to preserve them Skinning possums up the Scone River
       
Possum near the bush line Chopper Access
             
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