Predator Free Normandale

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Predator Free Normandale
Lower Hutt
47 days ago

DO YOU KNOW THESE KITTENS!

Nicole Swain from Predator Free Normandale

GOOD NEWS. 5 DAYS LATER THE 5th KITTEN IS BACK WITH ITS SIBLINGS. Just in time before the rain came.

To The Kitten Owner

Who, after caring (using that term loosely) for your 5? kittens for about 8 weeks decided to dump them in a bushy corner of Normandale Road.
(Apologies if these kittens … View more
GOOD NEWS. 5 DAYS LATER THE 5th KITTEN IS BACK WITH ITS SIBLINGS. Just in time before the rain came.

To The Kitten Owner

Who, after caring (using that term loosely) for your 5? kittens for about 8 weeks decided to dump them in a bushy corner of Normandale Road.
(Apologies if these kittens were actually 'lost' but the nature of where we are finding them, we came to the conclusions they were recently dumped. They have been supplied food in the bush and cared for once they have been caught and can now be found at the Petone vets.)

Back to the first assumption.

For the time it took you to drive up Normandale road, you could have dropped them at the vets /pet shop or a local cat rescue and that would be the end of the story.
But nooooo.
Instead you chose to dump them!
You disrupted 5 people's dinner that night that cared enough for your kittens to go home and eat at 10pm before heading back out to try to catch some more of your kittens.
Now 8 different people over 2 nights and days so far have been trying to catch them.
We had a lovely resident supply cat food at 10pm at night after we caught the first 2 (they were starving), plus a late night trip to the supermarket for kitty litter and more food supplies.

Some of the people aren't even cat lovers that are looking for your kittens. They like animals and don't want to risk a kitten becoming feral in an environment we share with a lot of native bird and lizard life, or it becoming a Tom cat and annoying the neighbours family cats.

4 very friendly kittens have now been caught and dropped down to the Petone Vet clinic where they will get the love and care needed before being rehomed.
We are pretty sure at least one kitten still remains in the bush.

Next time, please think of others and your kittens and take them to a proper place to rehome.

Kind regards
Residents of Normandale Road.

391 days ago

FOUND Reading Glasses on the Otonga track

Nicole Swain from Predator Free Normandale

Hi
The other day we found some reading glasses on the Otonga Track between the Korokoro dam and the bottom of the trig.
Let me know if they are yours as I have them with me.
Thanks
Nicole

398 days ago

Massive March tally of predators removed

Nicole Swain from Predator Free Normandale

Hi Normandale
I hope you are all taking your time to enjoy the neighbourhood.
Those of you that are still working in essential businesses. Keep up the good work and thank you.

WOW!! What a massive March we had.
Thank you to those who are trapping and reporting all your catches to us. I feel … View more
Hi Normandale
I hope you are all taking your time to enjoy the neighbourhood.
Those of you that are still working in essential businesses. Keep up the good work and thank you.

WOW!! What a massive March we had.
Thank you to those who are trapping and reporting all your catches to us. I feel we are still a long way off before we "flatten our curve", but every catch counts.
March's Tally
4 Hedgehogs - 79 Mice - 83 Rats - 1 Stoat.
Total = 167 predators removed from Normandale

Our previous largest tally was August 2019 with
1 Hedgehog - 18 Mice - 83 Rats.
Total = 102

One of the cool things about this, is the increase in bird life we will have over time. More and more reports of Kakariki in Normandale are coming in. Just yesterday I saw one on the Zigzag track below Pekanga Rd. Keep an eye and ear out, and see if you can spot one too.

All the best and stay safe.

Nicole
Predator Free Normandale

768 days ago

46 Rat, 31 Mice, 3 Hedgehogs

Nicole Swain from Predator Free Normandale

Predator Free Normandale's best monthly catch ever.
46 Rat, 31 Mice, 3 Hedgehogs.

That's now 102 recorded rat catches just this year alone.

If you haven't thought about it, check out joining your local backyard community trapping group and help our native flora and fauna thrive.

783 days ago

3 Days, 4 Traps, 6 Rats, and a mouse.

Nicole Swain from Predator Free Normandale

3 Days, 4 Traps, 6 Rats, and a mouse.
All caught in the Poto Road Reserve after a tip off of a rat seen last Thursday.
Are you trapping in your backyard?
Do you want to start trapping in your backyard?
Do you have a favorite bush track in Normandale you would like to trap on?
If you want to help … View more
3 Days, 4 Traps, 6 Rats, and a mouse.
All caught in the Poto Road Reserve after a tip off of a rat seen last Thursday.
Are you trapping in your backyard?
Do you want to start trapping in your backyard?
Do you have a favorite bush track in Normandale you would like to trap on?
If you want to help Normandale become Predator Free please email me and I can help you get set up.
pfnormandale@gmail.com

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