Story: Possums

Possum bait station

Possum bait station

Near towns and cities, possums are controlled by placing poison baits into containers nailed onto tree trunks. This keeps the poison above the reach of children, dogs, and ground-dwelling birds.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Possums - TB and possum control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 24 Nov 2008, updated 1 Jul 2015