CHAVES COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) - A federal plan to relocate a population of prairie dogs isn't getting a warm reception from Chaves County officials.
The animals have taken over land owned by the Bureau of Land Management. The animals are known to cause severe damage to land and the holes they leave can cause injury to cattle and horses.
Federal officials are now working on a plan to get rid of them, but on Tuesday night, the County Commission discussed a plan to prohibit the importation and relocation of all prairie dogs within Chavez County.
The Roswell Daily Record reports that they plan to hold a hearing on the measure Aug. 15.
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