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North Texas airport seeks funds for the fence to stop coyotes

ARLINGTON, Texas – Officials with a North Texas airport are seeking $1.2 million in federal funds for the construction of a chain link fence to help keep coyotes roaming on the job.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram (http://bit.ly/2hjQZ2s reports coyotes are concerns at Arlington Municipal Airport, opened in 1962 at an undeveloped area.

Manager Karen VanWinkle says the airport is about 250 takeoffs and landings per day.

VanWinkle says the coyotes scamper in mostly from Fish Creek, where the wind through the trees and brush on the south side of the 500-acre airport. She says airport crews currently use trucks honk on and go the coyotes away.

The federal grant would cover about 90 percent of the cost of a fence to the creek area and the site of an older barrier on the airport perimeter.

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Information: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, http://www.star-telegram.com

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