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We have had over 60 devil captures, plus 2 quolls in just over a week. Often we trap the same devils multiple times because they like our traps so much. In those cases, we just check weights and microchip numbers and can let the devils go straight away.
We have to make sure we clean everything very carefully between catching and checking devils. It is very important to follow all of our safety routines to keep everything safe for devils, quolls and people
Our favourite part of the day is releasing a devil back to the wild. We either release from the bags so the devil can run out or we can lift the devil from the bag to help it on its way.
So once we have checked the front of the devil we then need to go to the back end to see if it is a male or female, the condition of female pouches, check for wounds or scars and to measure the tail.