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Pesqueeb

bicycle in airplane hangar
Feb 2, 2007
27,143
3,557
Riding the baggage carousel.
It's pelletised and dropped from a monsoon bucket type arrangement bellow a helicopter.
All done with GPS and low altitude so the spread is accurate within a 20-30m or so spread.
So I assume the stoats/possums and what not are invasive? Is there not a concern that a native species might get into the pellets?
 

mykel

Turbo Monkey
Apr 19, 2013
1,936
572
sw ontario canada
I always thought this method fraught with danger.
ie... collateral damage from non-targeted species direct ingestation, as well, what about alternate pathways into the environment, such as carrion eaters?
 

DaveW

Space Monkey
Jul 2, 2001
8,617
547
Karori, Poneke Te Ika-a-Maui
The pellets are designed (sent/flavor/appearance) to be unattractive to native birds. pretty much everything else is considered to be an invasive species as there's only one native mammal a bat which is not interested in pellets.