Backyard trapping

Gerald part way through the construction of a stoat trap

Over the next few weeks a number of community groups will be encouraging households across the Upper Clutha to trap stoats and rats. The effort is part of a wider program to create a local environment that is predator free.

To achieve this outcome each of us will need to do our bit.

The Mens Shed operating from the Wanaka Community Workshop have started work building traps for this initiative. Some will be for sale while others will form the basis of a trap “lending library”.

Its a great initiative, something that will make a real difference ight in your backyard.