Neighbors Upset Over Prairie Dog Extermination

LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – Some residents in Longmont are upset after a colony of prairie dogs was exterminated last week.

A small sign is posted in an empty lot at 3rd Avenue and Ken Pratt Boulevard that reads the animals were killed on Friday.

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A sign at 3rd Ave. & Ken Pratt Blvd. reading prairie dogs have been exterminated.(credit: CBS)

Activists and neighbors were trying to relocate them.

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“I understand that relocation costs more money, but I think anybody who is all about progress and development should have that in their budgets,” said Deb Goss.

Sun Construction, the contractors for the land, have not commented.

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Longmont has an ordinance that prevents property owners from killing prairie dogs if they’ve applied for a building permit.

The Times-Call reports the landowner applied for a permit at one time, but later rescinded it.

RELATED: How About A Prairie Dog Village In Longmont?

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