You must be sick and tired of all these reports. Day after day! Now today we got a hedgehog in T18. Nasty thing. Then TR5 had a possum to my great surprise. The first one for that trap. Then I walk along through trees and third trap in, TR8, also had possum. Again to my surprise. First one too for this trap. Again baited with apple instead of lure. It must really be the fresh apple that gets the possies.
Re lures: apparently somebody, a scientist, has developed a lure that rats, stoats and possums find irresistable. I am trying to find out where I can get it. So far no luck. It seems to be a wonder lure. And really in my opinion it all depends on the lure one uses. The machines we have work, they kill, but the possums or rats have to be lured in otherwise no kills.
Today I also put more markers out there. Each trap has its proper number and location. I bought some more blue labels to put on trees and then I can write on it with number, date and line. Then I also bought some blue tape for orientation. In places where traps are hard to find I put tape onto trees so the traps are easy to find. Safes a lot of time. Especially I was thinking of Charlie Brown. He gets lost sometimes in the bush. Now he will have it much easier to find the traps. It is of course quite difficult to just remember where the traps are. Sometimes even I have to go back and forwards to get them. You know what. I left 11.30 and had to walk all the way down to the track and do all this work and it started raining too and it was cold, miserable, and I got home at 17.30! That makes it six hours. Sometimes I think the trust should buy me a case of wine. (Which I am drinking now)
Tomorrow onto Piccadilly again. Actually the Elizabethan Line will be quite handy. I want to do a new one all the way across the walkway. That is from the coalmine up and down the stream. But it will be a while. Have to cut a track first. Remember the trust bought me a nice little chainsaw.