- Dec 9, 2020
- Social Circle, GA
Was that (lead poisoning) in California!!!Gators get their share, but as thick as the gators are there are still not enough of them to do much control. Ground nutria meat used to be the prime food source for farm raised gators. Farmers would buy them from hunters and trappers. But then gators started getting sick. It was discovered that lead poisoning was the problem - from lead in the nutria meat. So that market was lost and fur trade has never rebound since the 80s. Population control is still a problem.