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Laying phosphorised bait (2nd of 3)

Laying phosphorised bait

This man is laying phosphorised pollard (wheat bran) around a rabbit warren, in 1960. Rabbits are naturally attracted to fresh scratching in the soil, so he uses a mattock to turn over a sod, and then places the poisoned bait on the fresh dirt.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AANR 6329 55 A 6605

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Robert Peden, 'Rabbits - Controlling rabbits with poison', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008