Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Nutria Expand Their Horizons

Apparently Nutria don't just prefer Louisiana coastline, they'll eat any old coast and right now, Chesapeake Bay is one of their new favorite places to dine. Unfortunately Maryland has a law against bounty hunting game, but they are looking to Louisiana for advice on how to rid themselves of this pesky rodent. Nikki Busky with the Daily Comet has a story about the renewal of the bill that originally authorized Louisiana's eradication methods. Those methods have meant big bucks for hunters and have saved the state an estimated 23,000 - 80,000 acres of wetlands. Maryland's Wildlife and Fisheries are hunting and trapping, just not paying bounties.

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