LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4)– A Longmont City Council woman has an idea to create a prairie dog village in the middle of town.

Joan Peck says too many times the city and private property owners have to relocate or kill unwanted prairie dog colonies.

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She is suggesting moving the prairie dogs to a permanent spot, perhaps somewhere on vacant open space that is owned by Longmont.

Peck introduced the idea at Tuesday night’s meeting, so the proposal has a long way to go before becoming a reality.

Comments (3)
  1. Nicole Hugo says:

    What a great idea! It could be an educational tour of a functioning prairie ecosystem with information plaques about the importance of prairie dogs in our grasslands and the association of the many species that depend on prairie dogs for their survival.

    Council woman Peck has my family’s full support.

    1. Have any of you seen a prairie dog habitat that is attractive to look at?? They strip the land of all vegetation and move on. How do they propose to contain them – tight wire fences and concrete walls deep into the ground. Do you want them in your yard?? They are destructive and carry diseases and rabies. That’s where they belong, in the grasslands, not in our back yards.

  2. What a wonderful idea! Prairie Dogs are wonderful creatures, very social with a complex language. They are not rodents and we have been sick at the way developers have been able
    to gas them and destroy who cities, where in other places they are moved to a new area. I and my entire family would be happy to help move them or in any way needed.

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