On their way home!

With everything packed and the operational sites left completely clear, the mouse eradication team left Antipodes today at midday.

Both the Evohe and the Norfolk Guardian are transporting the team and gear back to NZ mainland, with both boats due to arrive on Saturday.

Here are some images from the last 11 weeks, of the Antipodes Island mouse eradication operation.

Team on Evohe ready to head to Antipodes

 

Heli hangar – framework goes up

 

Putting blades on helicopter early morning. Photo by S.Horn

Putting blades on helicopter early morning. Photo by S.Horn

 

Southcoast baiting

Southcoast baiting

Loading one of the 3 helicopters. Photo by F.Cox

Loading one of the 3 helicopters. Photo by F.Cox

 

Loadsite. Photo by K.Springer

 

Antipodes Island parakeet. Photo by F. Cox

 

Finlay on East Windward checking for mice. Photo by S. Horn

Finlay on East Windward checking for mice. Photo by S. Horn

 

Unloading the Norfolk Guardian. Photo by F.Cox

 

Hut site June 2016

Hut site June 2016

 

Baiting. Photo by S.Horn

 

 

Loading. Photo by S.Horn

 

Camp area before hangar set up

 

 

Friday night Antipodes Island

 

Evening planning time. Photo by F. Cox

 

The team ready to depart. Photo by F.Cox

The team ready to depart. Photo by F.Cox