One more possum in T15 and five rats in the automatic traps. Three more traps deployed: T46, T47, T48. Set out today to label the rest of the automatic traps we deployed back in November. Very frustrating. I could not find three of them! Must go back. One of them connected to the phone, A22, but could not find where the thing was. Must go back especially.
Then one of the traps I deployed down by the coalmine. Had a trap down there long time ago and got nothing. But recently the camera showed possums. So now there is a Timms trap.
The possum was on Northern Line. It was one of those traps the farmer sometimes throws over the fence and then they are useless. My theory is that the possums come out of the forest and then walk up and down the fenceline. Well last week I sneaked all traps back over the fence. There are no cows at moment. And hey there is the proof. One possum right in the middle along the fenceline.
Also last night was heavy downpour. I did not expect a possum at all. There is another one today but I have not put it onto the list. When I got up to the lookout point and I looked down I could see way down one of the new traps, T37 maybe, and it was slightly turned over. Looking through my binoculars I could see that something had gone into the trap but I was not going down again. Have to go tomorrow.
Also near the coalmine I saw two silvereyes. Lovely birds flitting around the ferns. Heard a few bellbirds too and saw some fantails. No kereru today!