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Pesky Pests: Trapping at Snells Beach

Updated: Aug 23, 2022

Animal pest control is now being undertaken at Snells Beach in the reserves from the Sunburst Avenue reserve boat ramp to the northern end of the beach. This work is being undertaken by Snells Shoreline Conservation Community with support from Auckland Council.

The control work targets rats, mice, mustelids (stoats) and hedgehogs. The purpose is to support the protection of wildlife along the beachfront, particularly nesting and roosting (resting) shorebirds, thus improving local biodiversity and protecting species classified as at risk or threatened.

Rat and stoat traps have been placed along the Council reserves. All traps are locked in boxes which are safe for children, dogs and cats. No poisonous bait is used.

If you see a trap box, please leave it be.

If you have any questions, please email


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