Police have spoken to the man who set possum traps in the
Dunedin Town Belt.
Last week, Dunedin City Council contractors recovered 20
leg-hold traps in parkland and paddocks around Opoho, with
council parks manager Lisa Wheeler saying the discovery was
''They would be big enough to get someone's leg or foot
caught in them,'' she said.
Yesterday, Sergeant Steve Aitken confirmed police had spoken
to a young man about the incident, who admitted laying the
''He just wasn't aware he needed permission for them, and he
has removed them all,'' he said.
No charges would be laid, he said.
Sgt Aitken had a simple message for any would-be trappers or
''If people are considering laying traps or hunting, they
should always seek permission from the landowner.''
Each of the traps had been surrounded by what was believed to
be a mixture of white flour and aniseed to attract possums.