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Prairie dogs could be the first mammals to colonize Mars

Series: April Fools | Story 6

March 31, 2021

Patricia Logan

A prairie dog near Niwot is wary of the idea of being rocketed into space.

Boulder County is looking to allocate money from the sustainability tax to fund a series of experiments that could lead to the first furry colonies in space.

"If things go well, we could see prairie dogs relocated to another planet within a matter of years," said Agricultural Specialist G.D. Riddance. "Since prairie dogs already live in colonies, they are the perfect species to colonize Mars."...

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