Date: Tuesday, 01 July 2008
Posted by: Coal Island

Following on from the Trust’s efforts to rid Coal Island of stoats and red deer, the third operational phase of the Pest Management Plan, the eradication of mice took place during July and August 2008.

After months of planning and preparation, the “Fouveaux Freighter” sailed into Preservation Inlet on the 29th of June to deliver the cereal bait, helicopter fuel and associated equipment. In July and August 2 aerial bait applications were carried out on the island.

With the bait now on the ground, it is a matter of waiting and monitoring – it will be 2 years before we know if the work was successful. For more on the mouse eradication read the October 2008 newsletter.