MARCH 2011 PREDATOR TALLY

March pest counts are in.  The trust has now caught 121 possums, 2 stoats, 16 rats, 2 cats and a mouse. Please keep submitting catch numbers on the  trap data submission page. Advertisements

FEBRUARY 2011 PREDATOR TALLY

The February numbers are in: 34 possums were caught, 3 rats and 2 cats with one caught in a DOC200. A huge thanks to all our trap checkers in February.

RIBBONS ON THE DOC200s

A DOC200 with the ribbon up showing the trap has been set off. The unstoppable Rod Burgoyne has now completed attaching ribbon markers to all the DOC200 stoat, weasel and rat traps in the field.  The ribbons add some efficiency to the trap checkers efforts by showing whether the trap has been sprung or not … Continue reading

JANUARY 2011 PREDATOR TALLY

The first months trapping has been completed by the Endeavour Inlet Conservation Trust and the numbers are in. A staggering 59 possums were caught in January with three single trap sites each catching 5 possums.  2 stoats were captured, 9 rats and a single mouse managed to set off a DOC200. The trust currently has … Continue reading

FIRST STOAT!

The stoat which was caught in the DOC200 at site S003.  You can tell it’s a stoat as opposed to a weasel by the black tip at the end of the tail. The first stoat caught in the Endeavour Inlet Conservation Trust traps was discovered this morning by two early morning trap checkers.  Catches of … Continue reading

RESETTING AND CLEARING TRAPS: TRAPINATOR

A short video made by Lachie of how to check and reset the Trapinator traps.

TRAP LOCATIONS

For those of you interested we will be taking GPS co-ordinates for all traps in the field.  We will make these available for download from this website (just as soon as we know how…) so you can use your own GPS devices to check the traps. Keep checking the site for updates to see when … Continue reading

PEST CONTROL UNDERWAY

Rattus rattus in DOC 200 at site S005 A large male possum was caught at site N001 on the night the traps were laid out.  Pictured is the possum removed from the trap with the trap re-set ready for the next visitor. The first pests have been trapped in the Endeavour Inlet Conservation Trust’s traps. … Continue reading

PREDATOR CONTROL TRAINING DAY

The first predator control training day for the Endeavour Inlet Conservation Trust was held on January 28 2010 in the baking hot sun in The Pines.  Nearly 40 people were in attendance to learn what tools are available tools to use, the best practice in their application and some of the finer details of attracting … Continue reading

DOC200’s ON THE GROUND

The first 30 DOC 200 traps being delivered to Endeavour Inlet by the Cougar Line. On christmas eve 2010 the first 30 DOC200 traps were set out.  At approximately 200 metre intervals the traps spread from the first seat to the south of the pines all the way to the farmland at the head of … Continue reading