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More than 100 pigeons already caught in Hannibal

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HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -

Hannibal's pigeon problem is getting smaller by the day as trappers begin to round up dozens of the birds.

Big River Pest Control was contracted by the city to control the bird population. Two weeks ago, workers started live trapping and have already caught more than 100 pigeons.

Those birds were delivered to a breeder, who might also use them for shows.

There are still hundreds of birds out there, but more traps are baited and set.

"We've got several locations in the downtown area. Right now, we're concentrating on about five different building tops. And so we're just using live traps and catching them with corn," said Larry Hodson, Co-Owner of Big River Pest Control.

The live trapping will continue for the next 4-6 weeks.

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