Coyote Killing Legal in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi city is giving state wildlife officers permission to kill coyotes.

The Commercial Dispatch reports that Columbus officials have received complaints about pets being injured or disappearing, and people have seen coyotes roaming some neighborhoods.

Police Chief Fred Shelton says traps aren’t working because coyotes can escape and return. He says officials want to eradicate the coyotes before they hurt a human.

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