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Town hires trapper to control beavers

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OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - Olive Branch city officials acted swiftly to do something about their beaver overpopulation, which could lead to a flooding problem if left unchecked.

The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday to hire DFT Wildlife Control to trap beavers and remove them from city drains and drainage rights of way.

The city took a similar measure in 2008 and hired a different company to remove beavers. They also were suspect in flooding problems in the Maywood area years earlier when a flash flood was thought to have prompted a beaver dam to break.

DeSoto County officials also have acted to control beavers, spending money for each beaver trapped.

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