Green Bay High School

Intrepid Trappers

(W2L) Pest Free initiative

Rat Catchers

Intrepid Trappers

Thursday, 23rd May 2024 at 9:30am

Cleaning up the neighbourhood and bringing back the dawn chorus - in support of the Waima to Laingholm (W2L) Pest Free initiative.

Year 13 students Zuli Wade, Owen Gilchrist, and Arthur Norton are helping our local area (from Waima to Laingholm) become a Pest Free Zone, joining W2L Chairman Neil Dingle last weekend.

Our intrepid trappers took part in a health and safety check and identified hazards - before setting out to check traps, record catches, and rebait along the Exhibition Drive "A" trap line.

The team caught three rats and a possum (although a couple were just skeleton remains). Students were given a D-Rat trap, a supply of peanut butter and a tote bag to take home.

W2L work within a rahui permit granted by Te Kawerau a Maki to protect Kauri with volunteers undergoing training, resetting the traps.

Click HERE to check out the W2L website for more information. Photo credit: Neil Dingle


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Auckland 0643
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