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The hunter paid to shoot possums in the centre of a New Zealand city

Dawn Hendrikse is a possum hunter with a difference. Her hunting ground is not the far-flung bush of the West Coast or the ancient forests of the North Island.

Instead, she carefully tracks and shoots possums less than a kilometer from Cathedral Square in the center of Christchurch.

For two decades, she has stalked her prey in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, just meters from the city’s hospital and the Canterbury Museum.

Her company, Elite Pest Control, is contracted by Christchurch City Council to patrol the ornamental gardens at night about twice a month and shoot any possums she can find.

Read the full story – from stuff.co.nz