Today at last we did it. 500 possies all dead. What a number. It was trap T27 that did it. Not a trap that has done many possums over the last few weeks. So a bit unexpected. But of course very good. All other traps were empty. I was determined today to get number 500 and would have gone on and done more traps but as it was I only did Circle Line. Would you like to see a photo of number 500?!
It is very hot at moment to be out there and bashing through the bush and mostly open country on Circle Line. And it is very steep too. Luckily it got a bit cloudy and cooler later on. It was wet too from rain last night. So we have been lucky to get that one possum. Maybe today is a bit drier again so they come out to feed on grass and hey there are lots of traps!
Two of the automatic traps annoyed me too today because they did not work. One might be out of gas and the other had new gas put in but did not fire properly. Have to send it back. I am also expecting 14 new ones of those. They were all malfunctioning and I sent them back and they said they would send us new ones. Not sure where I am going to put them. I could just use the old mounts on the trees or choose new ones. Have to see.
So now we have a new target: 1000! Yes one thousand possums! I am quite sure there are that many still left out there. Just today I saw some possum poo not far from the first trap and then some more further down. So they are there and of course on many traps the lure is always gone. Licked off. But possum does not go into trap to get more. On some traps like the yellow boxes the apple is now sometimes still there. Which means there are no possums there. On others it is all gone outside but no possum put its head in. Frustrating. But slowly catch the monkey.