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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

County Addresses Prairie Dog Impact


August 22, 2018

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It is said no man is an island. That is especially evident when managing weeds or rodents on the plains.

One of the topics addressed in Monday's Cheyenne County Commissioners meeting was the management of prairie dogs and what response can be taken when they are not managed. The prairie dog is actually a rodent known for its burrows that can have extensive underground networks. They are also known for spreading the plague and of carrying fleas. They are the natural target of the black-footed ferret, coyotes and predatory birds, according to

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