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Significant controversy surrounds prairie dog social distancing measures

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A ranger from Boulder County Parks & Open Space monitors a prairie dog colony to determine the efficacy of new wildlife social distancing guidelines adopted in the wake of coronavirus.

New measures by Boulder County to enforce prairie dog social distancing are facing blazing criticism from scientists and citizens alike.

The county commissioners last week announced the new decree, aimed at "helping the small creatures in our county show solidarity with the humans who have been enduring increasingly extreme social distancing and stay-at-home measures," according to Boulder Coun...

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