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Prairie Dog Issue Continues

To the passing motorist, that creature running alongside the car, then darting into the field is a harmless creature of semi-arid desert. They appear to have almost chipmunk-like qualities that from a distance implies pet potential.

To the farmer and rancher, the story is often much different with negative results.

A quick search on prairie dogs defines the four-legged animal as “gregarious ground squirrel that lives in interconnected burrows that may cover many acres." It is native to the grasslands of North America,” according to Oxford Dictionaries. They are said to have a positive impact o...


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