Hedgehog

There are currently no hedgehogs in our area. We plan to keep it that way so have placed DOC traps on both sides of Lake Whakatipu.

We know that hedgehogs are gradually moving up the east side of Lake Whakatipu. In August 2018 we placed 40 traps along-side the Bucklerburn, a stream that flows into the lake just south of Glenorchy. The stream is a natural but imperfect barrier to these pests. Placing the traps here increases the likelihood that we can keep them out. In February 2020 we managed to set up a trap line along the west side of the lake, south of Kinloch.