When a friend contacts you and asks you to go for a 'walk in the park' and also asks that you carry three dozen eggs, you could believe that you are heading for a very tasty alfresco omelette.
The reality dawned seven hours later when we emerged from the challenging but beautiful bush having checked and re-baited 36 traps, re-tagged the trail with orange tape and checked out a few other trap lines while we were there.
A worthwhile day in the hope that we will one day get on top of all the predators that keep our lovely bush areas free of bird song. A comparison with some of the Islands in the Gulf shows what can be done if stoats, weasels, hedgehogs and rats are removed.
Keeping mainland bush, predator free is a real challenge if it doesn't have a predator proof fence encircling it.
Oh and guess who broke the 32nd egg?