MSU could shed light on the coyote problem in SWLA

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Cities and towns all over the country are dealing with the same type of coyote problem that Calcasieu Parish is facing now. At the last Parish Police Jury meeting jurors voted to allow the parish to spend up to $20,000 on high priority nuisance coyote calls. Officials admit their plan will not completely fix the problem.

The Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science at McNeese State University has been approached to help bring a better understanding of what, and where the problem is. Nothing is official, but if McNeese does get involved it would be a two year field study. Coyotes would be captured and fitted with radio transmitters.

"It would allow us to track their movements, anytime, day or night. We could get an exact location of where they're at, and what they're doing," said Eddie Lyons with McNeese State University.

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