Nov 24, 2010 10:22 AM by AP & Nichole Larkey
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish police jurors have agreed to pay for a pilot plan to deal with the growing coyote problem in the area.
The Public Works Committee voted 9-3 Tuesday to hire a contract trapper, fund an education program and buy traps. Its members plan to review the results of the strategy in April.
Parish Administrator Bryan Beam said the plan is an attempt to get a sense of the scope of the coyote issue.
Allen Wainwright, the parish's public works operations manager, tells The American Press that the plan would allow up to $20,000 to pay for a contract service trapper. He said the police jury has that money set aside in its 2011 budget.