A Kerry councillor has added his voice to calls for a new bounty system to help to curb the mink population in the county.
Cllr Donal Grady says there is a growing problem with mink in the Killarney area.
He says they have been sighted near the site of the former Torc Hotel on the Park Road in the town.
A bounty system several years ago – which offered those who killed the predatory animal the sum of €3 per mink – has expired.
Cllr Grady says a new scheme along those lines is required again: