Gophers Threaten Yakima Airport
Gophers are threatening the Yakima airport.
The city council approved a $30,000 contract last night with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to poison the burrowing rodents.
City officials report gophers have been tunneling near the runway at Yakima Air Terminal. Officials fear they could weaken the runway or create a problem if a plane rolls off the pavement.
Another concern is that gophers could also attract hawks, which could collide with airplanes.