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Poll: Should foxes be killed to save piping plovers?

A red fox and a deer come in

A red fox and a deer come in Robert Moses State Park. (April 5, 2011) Credit: Jim Staubitser

Trappers euthanized nine foxes last week after catching them in Robert Moses State Park, a breeding ground for the endangered piping plover.

Wildlife officials blamed the foxes trapped near Democrat Point for a precipitous drop in the number of nesting plover pairs in the park, said Ronald Foley, Long Island regional director of the state parks department.

Should foxes that are trapped in Robert Moses State Park be euthanized to help save piping plovers?

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