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Postby wildwanderer » Mon 12 Nov, 2018 10:22 pm

In NZ huts do I need to take precautions against animals chewing through packs/food bags?

In Aus mountain huts are well known for resident night time vistors..
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Re: critters in huts

Postby andrewa » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 6:32 am

Yep. They have little rodents, and outside there are possums, wekas and kias, depending on where you are.

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Re: critters in huts

Postby north-north-west » Tue 13 Nov, 2018 9:51 am

andrewa wrote:Yep. They have little rodents, and outside there are possums, wekas and kias, depending on where you are.


I reckon the hyundais are worse.
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Re: critters in huts

Postby bernieq » Sun 18 Nov, 2018 1:43 pm

north-north-west wrote: I reckon the hyundais are worse
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The short answer is no. The longer answer is ....

Really, it depends on where you are. All Great Walk huts and most 'mainstream' huts are vermin proof but biv's, especially, are frequently not. There is no comparison between our high plains huts and the Kiwi ones.

As for Kea, they are just cheeky, intelligent, fun-loving, teenage terrorists :?

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Re: critters in huts

Postby wayno » Thu 29 Nov, 2018 4:53 am

depends on the hut design, the older smaller tin forestry huts are prone to having rodents get into them. look around in the hut for rodent droppings.
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