By Vicky Dorvee 

County relocates prairie dogs to a new home


September 15, 2017

Photo by Vicky Dorvee Monarch Park prairie dog traps in place during a relocation project near Gunbarrel.

For a week, metal cages sat atop each prairie dog mound in the open space bordering Highway 52 and 79th Street.

The hope was to capture and relocate 100 black-tailed prairie dogs. Ultimately, 84 critters were apprehended in the sprung traps and then moved to a more spacious location.

Each trap was baited with sweet feed, consisting of oats, grains and sunflower seeds, a mixture prairie dogs l...

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