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baby nutria as bait?

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I\\\\\\\'m not a tree hugger or an animal rights activist, but the story on the main page of LASM , where the writer suggest using live baby nutria is pretty disturbing. Come on now, really. \\\\\\\'Let the baby swim with it\\\\\\\'s webbed feet back to the boat\\\\\\\'? The angler in the story described seeing baby nutria in the stomachs, but didn\\\\\\\'t refer to using them as bait. It was the writer who decidedly came up with the idea. That is such an awfull\\ idea . What other mammal do we use as live bait?.......I am a Louisiana Sportsman. I hate nutrias as much as anyone. Turn them into dog food. Use them as aligator food. Make them into slim-jim's. Just make sure to kill them humanly, just like I kill hogs, deer, and rabbits. Can you see a live deer on a hook to catch aligators? I can see some weird web site or writer expressing these thoughts, but not here. Come on LASM. Use some common sense.
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i don't disagree with the concept, but i do agree with you Jean that it is a poorly written piece, the concept of nutria for bait market will never take off as a fish bait, it should have already taken off for aligator bait, it would help get the population in check if we didn't have to go through so much paperwork and other crap to take part in the nutria bounty program
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