It is FPP's intention that the predator removal will be carried out using the non-toxin method of Goodnature self re-setting traps. This new technology is showing remarkable success in other large projects around New Zealand.
How They Work
Goodnature traps are powered by compressed C02 gas. The gas source is a small, recyclable canister that will power and reset the trap multiple times before needing to be replaced.
Goodnature traps are toxin free. They work by striking the skull of the pest animal with a steel-cored, glass reinforced polymer Piston, killing it instantly. This piston is driven by a measured volume of compressed CO2 when the animal triggers the trap. Once the animal has been struck, the Piston returns, dropping the animal to the ground. The smart trap resets immediately. Goodnature traps employ 2 distinct trigger systems, the Classic and the Leaf360 depending on the target species. The Classic Trigger is activated when a possum bites it and pulls. This triggers the firing sequence that drives the Piston into the possum's skull. The Rat and Stoat trap employs the very sensitive Leaf360 Trigger. As the animal brushes the leaf aside to investigate a lure, the trap is set into action. The traps use the Goodnature range of lures for extended effectiveness in the field or traditional lures applied by the user.
A12 POSSUM TRAP
The A12 is the most humane way to control possums; it’s automated possum control for everyone, even if you’re terminally squeamish. It’s safe for birds and pets, but kills possums cleanly and instantly, resetting itself straight away. Because we don’t use any nasty toxins, you can sleep easy knowing there’s nothing bad left in the environment.
- A-class humane standard for possums
- TOXIN FREE
- Up to 12 resets - Patented multi-kill technology
- Possum lure (cinnamon paste)
- NEW ZEALAND MADE
- Multi-award winning (2 X Best award 2011)
- Easy to set
- 700 grams
A24 RAT + STOAT TRAP
The A24 is a multi species kill trap, targeting rats and stoats, with a highly sensitive leaf trigger. As incredibly compact as the A24 is, it still manages to deliver an impact more powerful than any other device on the market. Although designed in the harshest of New Zealand environments, the A24 is just as happy in the backyard or the attic as it is on rugged terrain. It is robust, small and powerful with 24 resets in every CO2 canister to ensure you get more bangs for your buck.
- 24 Resets - Patented multi-kill technology
- TOXIN FREE
- 545 grams
- Auto lure (rabbit)
- Humane approved (Class A for rats and stoats)
- Easy to set
A12 Possum Trap. From http://www.goodnature.co.nz/products/possum/
A24 Rat and Stoat Trap. From http://www.goodnature.co.nz/products/rat-stoat/
A24 Native Island Rat Eradication. http://www.goodnature.co.nz/videos/
View of the two peninsulas, November 2015. Image © Jo Cowin by Jo Cowin.
Spotted Shags, April 2014. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
White Fronted Tern Chick, January 2010. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
Southern Rata, February 2008. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
Wood Pigeon, November 2008. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
New Zealand Robin, April 2012. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
Tree Fern, July 2009. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
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