Whisky Line - Russell Chilton
Russell and Dave Smissen cleared Whisky Line on 3 September - grand total of two rats.
From the game camera, installed at a trap site near Coldwater Hut on 13 August, there is some interesting information.
20 August - possum visited, looked around , but did not go near the traps.
29 August - possum visit and it investigated the Timms trap and camera.
31 August- a feral cat looked at the Timms trap, urinated beside it and walked over top of it.
Does anyone have good ideas for more effective trapping?
Thanks for that Russell
Feral Cats - Chris Richards
Catches for July - 4 , August - 5
Rainbow Line - Russell Chilton
Welcome to Grant Bolitho - a "new" St Arnaud resident. Grant accompanied Russell and Wayne when they cleare Rainbow Line on 24 September. The beautiful morning changed to a cold breeze and later persistant rain. Catches were 4 rats, 2 hedgehogs and 2 rabbits. A weka was seen half way up the valley.
Catch numbers remain low on all FOR lines and clearances will remain at forthnightly intervals until catch numbers increase.