Board opposes prairie dog relocation

July 30, 2013 • Local News

Chaves County Commissioners want no part of a federal plan to relocate an unwanted population of prairie dogs currently burrowing holes across Clovis.

As a result, the commission will hold a public hearing Thursday, Aug. 15, on an ordinance that would prohibit the importation and relocation of prairie dogs and other rodent pests into or within Chaves County, commissioners decided Tuesday.

Clovis City Commissioners already unanimously decided in mid-July to decline a request by an Albuquerque group to capture the squirrel-like creatures and move them to a Bureau of Land Management property in Chaves County.

The group, called Citizens for Prairie Dogs, asked for some 3,000 gallons of city Login to read more

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