Sunday, June 9, 2013

32 traps and a fizzy drink.

Back to Mount Tamahunga for a check of three trap lines of a total of 32 traps across this beautiful mountain. The bush is lush and varied and much of this walk was along an unformed track along ridges and into valleys with several streams to cross. . We also did some track clearance which helps keep the tracks open and usable. The traps had to be re baited and reset where necessary.

 Today was also the trial of some very sugary fizzy drink to temp particularly rats. This was to be trialled at every third trap and it will be interesting to see how it goes. We walked out around five after over a five hour walk and it made me appreciate once again the dedication that is going into trying to rid our native bush areas of a range of predators.

It also made me realise how hungry I had become and so the BBQ was really welcome and thanks for organising the comedy show later in the evening at the Sawmill cafe, a few more laughs to round off the day.