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Prairie Dogs Saved from Poisoning (VIDEO)

Prairie Dogs Saved from Poisoning (VIDEO)

Prior to the poisoning of privately owned grasslands in Wyoming, the Prairie Dog Coalition — organized by The Humane Society of the United States – laid over 500 traps to safely capture the prairie dogs inhabiting the land. The prairie dogs, some entire families, were then moved to the Thunder Basin National Grassland where they all received restored burrows.

This is the first time such a relocation has been carried out. And the venture was a success thanks to the combined efforts of government agencies and private animal welfare organizations.

Watch the successful rescue:

 

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Photo credit: Tambako the Jaguar via flickr 

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7:15AM PDT on Oct 30, 2010

lovely storey,such a change from all the horrific ones we read about ,thank you to the government and all animal organisations and volunteers who participated in this combined effort in saving these great little doggies,it was a big job,well done.

1:11PM PDT on Oct 6, 2010

Nice to read. Thanks.

5:44AM PDT on Sep 28, 2010

Well Done. Here's hoping you guys are getting the proper funding for the good that you doing.

2:49PM PDT on Sep 27, 2010

This is great. Congratulations

10:24AM PDT on Sep 27, 2010

Thank you for this! Prairie dogs are so adorable. My family stayed a year in North and South Dakota while my dad had to work there, and we used to watch the prairie dogs for hours. They are so cute

7:16AM PDT on Sep 27, 2010

Good news! Thanks!

10:48AM PDT on Sep 26, 2010

aw bless them

5:46PM PDT on Sep 25, 2010

Great example of what can be accomplished when working together ... all groups represented, all groups satisfied. How rare indeed.

5:05PM PDT on Sep 25, 2010

sweet!

7:20AM PDT on Sep 25, 2010

Who would want to kill these little critters, they are so cute. I'm glad the transfer of them to non-poisened land went so successfully & all the various groups involved cooperated with one another to accomplish their goal & this is one story that has a happy ending.

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