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The Delmarva Peninsula, MD- Steven Rinella talks with wildlife biologist Steve Kendrot of the Chesapeake Bay Nutria Eradication Project, along with Janis Putelis of the MeatEater crew.
 

Subjects Discussed: back nipples; all about nutria; why an airport needs a wildlife biologist; high-quality muskrat pelts; nutria of the Pacific Northwest; emergent marshes and the changing landscape of the Blackwater Refuge; public backlash over lethal wildlife management techniques; Mute swans as the big bastards of the marsh; defending sentient life; the value of trappers to conservation and their communities; the Delmarva fox squirrel as a bad mofo; and more.

-Related Links and Notes-

MeatEater Wyoming Beaver, Trapped in History trailer

Link to a MeatEater article on initiative I-177 which sought to ban trapping on public lands in Montana.

 

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This Delmarva fox squirrel (bad mofo) was caught on a trailcam in the Transquaking River area of Dorchester County, Maryland. Photo courtesy of the US Fish and Wildlife Service-Chesapeake Bay Field Office.