Thursday, February 2, 2012

Possum trapping

We have caught three possums. All at the Sexton Road end. The live traps are a time consuming way of dealing with possums. Because they are trapped live a set trap has to be checked the following morning. We feel it is not humane to leaving them in the trap any longer than necessary. We find the best way to do this is to hook the door open (trap unset) and put apple in the unset trap over a number of days. This takes the pressure off trap inspections and if there are possums around it will train them to take the apple from the cage. When we see the apple being taken we can set the trap and catch it that night.

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