Possums eat 21,000 tonnes of our native forests a night.

Yes, that’s right, 21,000 tonnes, which is equivalent to 190 million standard hamburgers a night. Helping to reduce the number of possums and other pests is fundamental to saving our native wildlife.

“Easy enough to make your own trap if you’re a little bit crafty” says Shona Oliver.

So, get crafty. You can make your own trap for under $10 - an inexpensive way to protect native flora and fauna. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the birds comes back once you get your traps out. All you need is 150mm fence paling and some wire mesh and away you go! You can find this from your local hardware store.

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