New Zealand Dog News

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March 27, 2011

DOC dogs to sniff out rats for sport event

The Department of Conservation (DOC) will use dogs to sniff out any rats who have hitched a ride with people competing in a sporting event on Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands today.

Competitors will mountain bikes or run across the islands in The Dual Motutapu-Rangitoto Traverse sports event.

Three rodent detecting teams, led by DOC ranger Fin Buchanan and his dog Pai, will screen about 2000 people ferrying to Motutapu this morning.

The pair recently caught and killed a rat hiding in a van about to be ferried to Motuihe Island, a pest-free sanctuary for endangered wildlife near Rangitoto and Motutapu. MORE>>

Give a dog a job, and he makes the news! Well dog Pai... 
Great to hear you found a rat !! better you than me :)


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