Thursday, January 28, 2010

Trapping for Predators

Trapping season is in full swing across South Carolina and there isn’t a better way to see which predators are on your land than by trapping. Most beginning trappers are initially surprised at the variety of animals they catch. Palmetto State resident Greg McClain has been trapping his land this year and recently shared a photo of a nice bobcat he trapped. He is focused on controlling the ever-growing population of coyotes on his property, so he released this bobcat, stating his belief that native species deserve to roam freely.

Other animals that are commonly trapped include red foxes, gray foxes, beavers, and coyotes.

PhotosByGregMcClain: Greg uses soft-jaw traps that won’t permanently damage critters, so this bobcat ran off perfectly healthy after posing for another photo.

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