Two more stink bug trainees
Two stink bug detector dogs are being trained to join Georgie – who proved her sniffing skills at the Auckland wharf over summer in her dealings with contaminated bulk carriers from Japan.
One of the candidates is Daisy, a pointer cross with previous detector dog experience. The other is Bodie, a labrador.
Georgie, the existing stink bug detector dog, provided an important verification role during the summer, helping determine whether treatment had been effective with arriving vehicles and machinery.
Photo: Georgie on stink bug patrol at Auckland wharf, credit Ministry for Primary Industries.