One more huge possum. Really big. Almost like a sheep! Then we got also three rats. Possum was in TR6! On Northern Line. The rats were in D61, D12 and A26. Good numbers.
Was reluctant to go out. Windy and cold. No rain though. Christine dropped me off down by gates and went shopping in Methven. To pick me up again at 1.30.
That possum was quite a shock. Did not see it until I was just there and saw it hanging in the trap. Poor thing. Took it out and threw it over the fence into the bush. Maybe a hawk will get it. After that there was nothing. My new three traps had nothing. And I was so hopeful to get the tally up a bit. But not sure. Maybe possum have gone. Now it is only 12 possums for the month of June. Last year it was 35!
Then first new wooden trap had the rat. D61. Then I came across the boys again. They were walking all the way around to find sycamore trees. Then I got to birdfeeder and again nothing. All that sugar water still in bottle. They will find it one day.
Then I got to near end and D12 had another rat. Very pleasing to get the rats because they do lots of damage to the birds. Also heard a lot of bellbirds and saw some fantails plus never seen before two yellow hammer. They are lovely birds with a yellow head would you believe it. Very nice. Then across stile and back up to gate. Christine was there and it was spot on 1.30.
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