When I first started trapping I was amazed by the quantity of Possums I caught. I worked multiple trapping lines in the city that were surrounded by houses, roads and waterways. Where were the possums coming from?
There were two articles about local rat ‘attacks’ Rat chews ear of sleeping 9-year-old & School warns students over rats after teen bitten by dying rodent recently. And they got me thinking again… where do they come from? Do the rats really come from the bush like the article claims or are the rats just as dense in suburbia? And what of the possums? Maybe it’s time we put some tracking tunnels and wax tags up in our backyards because if we really want a Predator Free NZ we are going to have to start at home.