Monitoring possums

One of the best ways of monitoring possums is to use a thermal camera from the Cacophony Project. Lincoln University research has shown that these thermal cameras see about 3 times as many possums as a trail camera and take a fraction of the time to analyse the results: Each morning you get a report showing how many possums (and other animals) were detected each night. 

Not only do these cameras give you an easy, accurate way of monitoring but because they see more, you can get an understanding of possum behaviour around traps.

This is an example of a thermal video of a possum being caught by a Flipping Timmy Trap.