Maybe I did not send report yesterday. Got back here about three. Very tired because it has been so hot. Anyway made my way down Piccadilly Line and found nothing on Central Station. Just ambling along with three more new traps in backback. Trying to find spots where we have not had traps before but places that look promising.
Have been trapping Piccadilly now for more than a year but there must still be possums in there. It is mostly automatic traps we have along there and I fear most of them do not work properly anymore. I received 14 new replacements today! So now do we replace the existing ones or just find new spots?
On the map I saw that between trap 7 and 8 there are not many other traps. So soon I find a nice spot just below the walkway and install my first yellow box. Then along further another one and then the third. For some reason my gps on the phone did not work. Just did not pick up signal from satellite. So have to go back and properly position then on the map. When I got home gps worked alright but had to re load system. I cannot re load down there because no reception.
So after deploying my traps it was all a bit lighter. Got to D18. That one is well hidden and almost overgrown and often we miss it. But today I was looking for something different and there it was and as a bonus had a rat in it! Then I get to T8 which has been there for a while and I never looked after it much. Like did not replace apple in there but I was actually looking for a rat trap and then suddenly I noticed that it had a possum! A very mangled one. Must have been the rats because it was not far from D18 which had the rat. Interesting that the possum did go into it and try to get the apple which was not fresh. So the yellow boxes might be active even if we do not go every day and re bait them with fresh apple though I believe that makes a difference.
Then I went down to the Embankment but no possums just the suspicion that two of those traps do not work anyway. My next lot of traps down there will be yellow boxes. From there it is a long way up to the lookout point but I did go over the fence before that to check our new traps I put in yesterday. Big disappointment. Nothing. Even went back down a bit to check T35 and when I looked down I saw nothing but then noticed that it had been triggered! And when I get to it from front there was a hedgehog. Nuisance. Just clogging up the trap so no possum can get in.
Also check Charlie Brown’s traps and the last one T34 had another hedgehog. Bleeming things. Would not believe them to be out there. Northern Line had nothing until I got to T18 and was not even going to bother with it but just in case. And when got closer noticed it overturned and then large possum. So good day. Two more possums, one rat and two hedgehogs!