Tracking pests in the snow – test your knowledge

Test your tracking knowledge and tell us who made these prints at Patersons Terrace in the Te Manahuna Aoraki Project area.

Intense weather events can often hinder work to protect our most precious native animals. However recent snow at Patersons Terrace rabbit elimination site gave the Te Manahuna Aoraki Project team a blank canvas. Checking for tracks on the pristine snow turned out to be another way to understand whether we have successfully eliminated rabbits from the 75 hectare trial site.  

We’ll bring you news on that soon but in the meantime can you identify these tracks – found both inside and outside the site?

Answers :

  1. Hedgehog
  2. Rabbit
  3. Bird
  4. Hedgehog
  5. Human