WHY CONTROL FERRETS,
STOATS AND WEASELS?
set traps effectively
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- PROTECTING NATIVE WILDLIFE
- Ferrets kill adult kiwi, weka and ducks, while stoats have
been found to kill nearly 100% of kiwi chicks before they reach
maturity. Stoats are a threat to hole nesting species such as
kaka, kakariki and yellowhead.
- REDUCING THE THREAT OF T.B.
- 17% of ferrets in an Otago study had clinical signs of T.B.
This means that over 50% were probably infected. T.B. has been
found in ferrets elsewhere also.
- PROTECTING DOMESTIC BIRDS
- Ferrets and stoats are such efficient hunters that they will
kill entire clutches of ducklings overnight.
- PROTECTING GAME BIRDS - Gamekeepers
are employed on some English estates to reduce the effects of
mustelids (the family name for these species).