Campbell Island Free Of Rats! (Island (After nearly 200 years of an…
Campbell Island Free Of Rats!
After nearly 200 years of an investigations Campbell Island may finally be free of rats.
There were an estimated 150 mice per hectare – and each of the creatures fed about 15 to 20 times a day.
Campbell Island involved the careful placement of 65,500 kilograms of mouse-targeted bait across 2,045 hectares.
Its a 5 year project and they estimate that 200,000 rats are were killed.
Two people tip the bait while the other two Grab the empty bags to insure they won’t swirl up
Cerial based pallets
65 tonnes of pait
Boats to travel from the mainland and back
From 2016 helicopters flew over the island tracking by GPS to fly up and down across the islands as the aircraft dropped the cereal bait
Poison to kill the pests
Helicopters and boats