62 days ago

Where's wallaby? Drone sweeps Long Bay Regional Park in search of pest

Caroline Williams Reporter from North Shore Times

Skippy, where the bloody hell are ya?

Not at Long Bay Regional Park, apparently.

A suspected wallaby has kept Auckland Council busy since a park volunteer claimed to have spotted it in April.

But trail cameras and a wallaby detector dog have been unsuccessful in detecting the wallaby, while scat samples collected for analysis ended up belonging to a possum.

As night fell on Wednesday, a team of forest survey specialists took to the sky with a thermal and night vision drone, in a final attempt to prove or rule out the wallaby’s existence entirely.

Click below to learn more about the technology used for the search and to see what was found. Video by Stuff visual journalist Chris McKeen.

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