Story: Introduced animal pests

Taking the bait (2nd of 2)

Taking the bait

This ship rat is emerging from a bait station on Breaksea Island with poison bait in its mouth. The eradication plan on the island involved building a hut and two bivvies, cutting tracks, and making 743 plastic bait tubes. The 1988 operation resulted in the largest rat-free island in Fiordland.

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Bob Brockie, 'Introduced animal pests - Rats and mice', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10124/taking-the-bait (accessed 26 September 2020)

Story by Bob Brockie, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015