Saturday, 19 March 2011

Eco-sanctuary trapping and rabbit-meat bait supply

by Miachel Fay

To reduce pressure on the Orokonui Eco-sanctuary perimeter fence, and
create a narrow friendly zone for birds that insist on flying over it,
the eco-sanctuary has begun a programme of trapping around the outside
of the fence. The trap line has two hundred and sixty traps of
different types targeted at ferrets, stoats, weasels, hedgehogs, rats
and mice. Approximately fifty of these traps are baited with rabbit
meat and to maintain supply we need a dozen 'full-grown rabbit
equivalents' each month.

If you trap or shoot rabbits, or have a cat that brings them to the
back door, we would be very willing to take them off your hands.
Ideally they should be put in a plastic bag (with their fur on) and
put in the freezer to be collected at a convenient time, but I could
probably respond quickly to a phone call if you don't fancy a rabbit
freezing next to your pork chops.

If you can help please give me a call on 482 2806 or email
<mikeandvalfay@paradise.net.nz> or drop them off at my letter box at
827 Mt Cargill Road. Thank you.

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