Two reports really. One of 30th January. As I said I was not going out. Needed a break. But Charlie Brown was around and he did a round and got a possum in TR10 on Northern Line. He keen as mustard. His wife told me that he is so happy to have something to do. He is still working full time as doctor but is going to retire soon. So he was worried about what he could do. And now he found his calling. Might not be only our project but maybe he finds one for himself. In the meantime he does good work for the fantail trust. Like yesterday he took three of the new traps to deploy on Circle Line. Good job he did Charlie Brown because today I check them all and one of his traps got a possum and one a hedgehog. They are on the map: T34, T33, T32. Have a look.
Then today 31st January. I went out with four new traps. Yes it is all go now. Heavy pack. Started on Northern Line. But nothing. Then got to T17 and huge possum. Very good spot that. In two weeks four possums! Then from there along fence to see Charlie Browns’s traps and first one T34 has a possum! Then T32 a hedgehog.
Then I deploy the first trap down by TR1 where I had the camera and always shows possum but they do not go in. There is also an automatic trap 56 but also never got a possum. Now we have to see whether this new trap, a yellow box, will do any better.
Then from there I got a hedgehog in T26 but nothing in the other traps. After T28 I deploy my other three traps. T29, T30, T31 all along a fenceline and the bush. It just looks like there might be a lot of possums still lurking in there. Have to see. Slowly catch the monkey.
Then I check the traps by the lake and got another hedgehog. So not too bad a day with two more possums and three more hedgehogs.