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    It’s hard to find something exciting to report - mostly it is just rats and hogs but a few young stoats starting to show up at the Park - clamping them across the shoulders in Snap-e traps that don’t kill them - we put out a small sample of Contrac in all bait stations - some is gone in a few days - the total trap kill this year is 198 pests.

    Back to “Back Yard Trapping” with PFBOP - we are doing well around our street - 29 houses - about 24 PFBOP trap boxes as well as about another 15 trap boxes owned by individuals.
    The street total is now 87 pests killed in 6 months - all varieties from ferrets to mice - if they have four legs and fur or prickles on their back - we will trap them - except for cats.
    Yesterday I tripped up a monster Norway - on the perimeter track around the street sections - orchard one side and houses on the other.
    I got the Norway in a box with a Victor Pro - he got whacked on the head - confused and ran down the wrong end to get out - but then he had a rest. The box is 450mm long so that buggar had to be close to 420mm and must have weighed half a kg - I should develop a Morgan score for rats.
    Take a look at the PFBOP trapping map - our street is out towards Omokoroa and has the biggest yellow blob - interesting to magnify various blobs to see what is happening - the blue house icons have a trap - the yellow blob is a kill or kills - click on them to see numbers or type of animal - it is good software
    https://www.predatorfreebop.nz/

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    That is a pretty cool initiative, and that app is a great way to keep track and people keen, hopefully other councils including mine will follow suit.
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    Over the last 3 weeks I've caught 18 mice and a rat in my vegetable garden. Just an open vector (no tunnel) against a brick wall.
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    Round the trap line after work today with the boys.

    1 hedgehog, several very wet and rotten rats. Most traps set off but many were mice.

    There was however this fella. First one for ages...



    Tails in the freezer



    Also decided to put a new trap up at the house, will see if it manages to get something.



    The boys loved it...fully entertained and so excited by the catches

    Love it !!

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    Had a few of the new & not so new lures dropped off today will be interesting to see how they go....



    This is a great deal from pics, there is a lot of peanut butter in that tub.

    https://shop.predatorfreenz.org/prod...eid=a307591495

    Treacle gold (green) looks interesting, claims to be mold resistant we will see. Most things mold in the wetland I'm trapping.





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    The steve Allen trap takes no prisoners this is its 3rd ( and a big bastard) in just over a month i have a timms about 100m away that has caught zip!
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    Cat #25 in 19 months at work now have the target to make 30 in 2 years its crazy where they keep coming from

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    Estuary lines by head torch tonight as need a low tide,
    7 rats
    2cats
    1 weasel,
    24 doc 200's and 4 trapinators
    Was the 1st time using the Good Nature Stoat lure instead of meat just to give it a try (no stoats) results were on par with usual but thought it did speed things up.
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    Bird in the hand or shed

    Some have just got to go and some just got to stay.
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    Great to see you @Kiwi-Hunter - I always learn from you!

    Still doing my trap lines at the Park - putting out a lot of Contrac bait at present - but mouse droppings in the bait stations, so they may be getting most of it
    I got a big Norway in a doc250 a week or so back - poor buggar had his tail and legs chewed off - so I left him on top of the box to look out for his mates - checked him a couple of days later and found the rat gone and a good size cat in the box - hard to believe they can get right in - a dead rat on top of the box works really well as a lure
    Still getting the odd rat under the A24s and a few new strikes on the counters - so they still work but not great value for money
    Also a couple of albino hogs for something different
    Ants stealing possum paste so fast - I have changed over to Connovation blue stuff - blue seems to be working well
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    Backyard trapping around the street is going well - 124 pests in six months - a Guy down the end by the estuary got his third ferret last week - he was a big buggar
    I got a big Norway last week - got a whack on the head with a Victor - confused and went down the wrong end of the box for a rest
    I tried out some PCR Trappers Feeder Paste - Aniseed flavour - but it is very soluble and runs all over the trap in wet conditions - but I did get a rat on it
    Quail are coming back - 20 walking around the lawn most days - back yard trapping is working well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by time out View Post
    Great to see you @Kiwi-Hunter - I always learn from you!

    Still doing my trap lines at the Park - putting out a lot of Contrac bait at present - but mouse droppings in the bait stations, so they may be getting most of it
    I got a big Norway in a doc250 a week or so back - poor buggar had his tail and legs chewed off - so I left him on top of the box to look out for his mates - checked him a couple of days later and found the rat gone and a good size cat in the box - hard to believe they can get right in - a dead rat on top of the box works really well as a lure
    Still getting the odd rat under the A24s and a few new strikes on the counters - so they still work but not great value for money
    Also a couple of albino hogs for something different
    Ants stealing possum paste so fast - I have changed over to Connovation blue stuff - blue seems to be working well
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    Backyard trapping around the street is going well - 124 pests in six months - a Guy down the end by the estuary got his third ferret last week - he was a big buggar
    I got a big Norway last week - got a whack on the head with a Victor - confused and went down the wrong end of the box for a rest
    I tried out some PCR Trappers Feeder Paste - Aniseed flavour - but it is very soluble and runs all over the trap in wet conditions - but I did get a rat on it
    Quail are coming back - 20 walking around the lawn most days - back yard trapping is working well!

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    Kind of you to say so timeout.
    Good results with the your pictures, thought your line may have slowed down a bit.
    I was out on another line today and happened to have a walking bang stick with me.
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    He called and I answered

    He called and I answered him, cheeky little fella to come to where I live, now he doesn't.
    Hopefully the rest will understand if they come to the pigeons tree.
    But anything that sees two moon's has a problem.
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    hit my target yesterday of 30 cats at work in 2 years .... with nearly 4 months to spare , this one was the biggest fattest yet hence the pic with the vineyard work horse for scale.
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    I wish i had kept better record other than count but, only 5 were shot outright with the other 25 mostly trapped in live capture and dispached (like this one). A couple did fall foul to a timms and more recently a few to a Steve Allen.

    I would say all but maybe 7 or 8 were tabby.
    It has slowed a bit of late so bring on nesting season and lets see if there any noticable improvements

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    Had to get the rain jacket on and go make a few rescue's today.....





    The joy's of trapping a wetland i guess

    Pretty bloody wet in there today

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    Plenty of mice under the A24s today







    Good to see that they are working

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    Quote Originally Posted by kukuwai View Post
    Had to get the rain jacket on and go make a few rescue's today.....





    The joy's of trapping a wetland i guess

    Pretty bloody wet in there today

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    Thats dedication going after the swimmers
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