There are a few people with traps that we have not heard from in a while – can you please let us know if you still have a trap and if you are using it, what you have been catching.
These Bay of Plenty Regional Council funded Timm's possum traps are available on loan to any Lake Okareka residents if you contact Sandra & Mike Goodwin 362 8865. The Okareka community has 10 traps which were funded as “loan traps” by Bay of Plenty Regional Council. These traps have been borrowed at various times by members of the community. If you are having possum problems – maybe eating fruit or flowers or they are making a nuisance of themselves at night and you would like to borrow a Timm's trap, give us a call.
If you are not familiar with the “Timm's trap”, we will provide you with some instructions about how to use the traps. We will also give you some advice about what seems to work best as “bait” - such as apple with cinnamon, or apple and peanut butter. If you can, keep a note of any possums caught and pass that on to us when you return the trap. We like to know for our records what is being caught around the place and we can also pass that on to the Regional Council.
For more information or to borrow a trap, please contact:
Mike & Sandra Goodwin
Phone: 362 8865.