so, they spent 2,142 per... *LINK*
so, they spent 2,142 per...nutria in Maryland to rid the place of Nutria.
There's a problem in the Everglades with pythons, hogs in Texas et al, Gators everywhere there are gators and on and on...Yet they really don't want to take the eradication seriously. They want the godvernment to do the job so you got Maryland spending 2,142 dollars for the godvernment to eradicate them when they could have saved 90% of their money by offering 100 dollars an ear for Nutria eradication.
They dubbed their eradication program "rolling Thunder"...how quaint. I'd name my eradication "Crazy Rednecks". Start off with 100 dollars an ear and as they become harder to hunt because the numbers go down...bump it up to 500 and ear. You'd still be getting the job done for half price.
100 dollars a foot for pythons...dead or alive. Gone.
100 dollars an ear for pigs.
And on and on she goes till they're gone.
"Beleaguered states are looking to Maryland for inspiration. Federal and state officials in Maryland spent more than two decades and $30 million to eliminate nutria, and officials there say they’re ready to help other states.
Trevor Michaels, a supervisory wildlife biologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, led Maryland’s eradication effort. His team covered nearly half a million acres of land and marsh hunting for the invasive rodent using a technique dubbed “rolling thunder,” where they worked in a grid to systematically trap and remove nutria before moving on to the next area. In 2015, 14,000 of the rodents later, Maryland captured its last nutria—though it didn’t officially declare the species gone from the state until last year."
But you can't have the peeps solve any problem...