Trappers deal with Virginia’s predator problem
MASON COVE, Va. (WFXR) — Predation on livestock, poultry, and crops costs U.S. farmers millions of dollars every year. That cost is passed on to consumers when they buy food.
As predator numbers have risen in Virginia, especially coyotes, the number of farm animals has risen, too. Some farmers have turned to trappers to help them with their predator issues.
“That’s a coyote track,” said Samuel Catterton of Catterton & Sons Wildlife Nuisance Specialist as he walked a farm property in Roanoke County where his services are employed.
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