What is Gotcha Traps?
Welcome to Gotcha Traps
The worlds most cost efficient and effective forest tracking and monitoring system
The Black Trakka™ was developed in NZ by Warren Agnew and is now patented in many countries.
Approved as standard operating procedure with NZ Dept of Conservation.
The Black Trakka™ benefits include:
•LOW COST – lowest price in NZ and low cost to transport.
•LIGHT WEIGHT – over 100 can be carried in a backpack.
•EASY TO USE – Just fold and click to make the tube. Unfold the card and place in the tube.
•READY FOR USE – No work required to make components.
•READILY AVAILABLE – Can be supplied to any mail delivery location in NZ.
•ALL WEATHER USE – Not temperature dependent.
•CAN BE USED TO DETECT ALL PESTS AND/OR PROTECTED SPECIES – Rats, Ferrets, Weasels, Mice, Hedgehogs, Weta & Frogs.
What is the Black Trakka?
The Black Trakka is a monitoring system widely used within New Zealand. Developed by the Stoat Technical Advisory Group of the Department of Conservation, this system has provided a reliable source for tracking small animals and insects for over a decade.
Through cooperation with government agencies such as the Department of Conservation (DoC) as well as through home monitoring, we aim to assist in New Zealand’s predator-free campaign to fully eradicate all pests and predators by the year 2050. While it might seem like a daunting task, with the help of the Black Trakka, locating predators has never been so easy.
Read more about the Predator-Free NZ goal here
Meet the Inventor
Stoats, rats and other pests make a serious mistake when they cross the path of Scotts Landing resident Warren Agnew. He has been on the trail of these animals for decades with his latest innovation being a toxic trap that kills with a poison spray. In the fight to save our native fauna from predation from introduced pests, Warren has also developed tracking tunnels, foot recording systems and an electronic trap.