Wellington predator-free communities have snagged more than 5000 rats since introducing backyard trapping.
Next Predator Free Community spokesperson and “urban predator hunter” Kelvin Hastie says his suburb of Crofton Downs is seeing an explosion of native wildlife.
“Now we’ve got a population of kākā. We’re starting to see them hanging around in winter. We’ve also seen some rare lizards in our community.”
One of those rats is ours. We’ve got a trap and happy to be playing our part in helping make Wellington predator-free. Living fairly near Zealandia we already get amazing bird life, but hope to see even more.