Boulder, Colorado approves plan to eliminate thousands of prairie dogs


The Boulder City Council voted 8-1 earlier this week to begin killing parts of a large prairie dog colony.

The official plan calls for killing between 3,000 and 6,000 through putting carbon monoxide in burrows. Crews also plan to relocate as many as 1,200 prairie dogs.

The mitigation will occur on irrigated agricultural land, where prairie dogs are known to cause a great deal of property damage.