A novel and nasty use for hot dogs—wildlife control

A man in Connecticut has been arrested on charges of using chemicals after police said hot dogs laced with the pesticide Furadan were strewn around
his crop fields in an attempt to kill raccoons.

Department of Environmental Protection Conservation Police said a woman walking her dogs along Great Meadow Road found a dead coyote near the Farmington River. EnCon officials said two of the woman’s dogs, a pit bull and Labrador retriever, gnawed at the animal’s carcass and became violently ill. The Labrador died and the woman contacted the Department of Environmental Pesticide Program for an investigation.