Birth Control Pills For Squirrels?
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with news of a population explosion - the population of squirrels. Parts of this country report a squirrel boom. The increase was driven by a mild winter and a bumper crop of nuts. And apparently, they broadened their diet beyond nuts. Vermont apple growers report squirrels can strip a tree of half its apples in hours. And this adds urgency to the work of South Carolina researchers experimenting with feeding squirrels birth control pills. It's MORNING EDITION.
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