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Sep 1, 2010 1:14 PM by Letitia Walker

Nearly A Half Million Nutria Caught

HOUMA, La. (AP) - A state report finds nearly half a million nutria were trapped and killed under last year's nutria-control program, the most ever recorded in the efforts' decade-long run.
Most of those swamp rats were trapped in Terrebonne, a parish
that takes the hardest hit from the nutria's hunger for wetland
grasses.
In the 2009-10 season, 445,963 nutria tails, worth about $2.2
million in government-paid bounties, were collected from 306
participants. About 42 percent of those hunters turned in 800 or
more tails.
The Courier reports Terrebonne trappers turned in 106,22 duat
tails for cash, far more than any other parish. Plaquemines and St.
Mary parishes followed, with 69,294 and 67,631 tails, respectively.
Lafourche Parish trappers turned in 39,564 tails.

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