Important info for animal lovers and the scientifically curious !

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    Never thought about that, but now that I've seen it, it makes complete sense.
     
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    I thought this place was more for the bike curious. :bruce2:
     
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    Well, OK, Lee, but if you watched, you learned somethin 2day !
     
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    Informative.
     
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    Interesting and cute little fekkers.
     
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    They are cute little fella's and make excellent long range targets!
     
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    They play hell on horses legs when running across the prairie.
     
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    PD mound holes are easily visible, and prairie dogs in their millions coexisted with millions of buffalo and other animals on the great plains for at least 12,000 years. the minimal risk of a hurting a blind horse is no reason to play god and destroy a vanishing species, as inhumane humans. PD's are a keystone species, and they are a quantifiable benefit to other animals and to their environment.

    people say they love nature, but some use guns to destroy part of it. :( sicko, maaaybe thinks it makes him a big GUNman to use living animals for target practice to hone his heartless skills at destroying life, sickening and basically terrorism to animals !

    PD's are now reduced to 1% of their pre-settlement range and population. after we killed all the buffalo, what's next ?? poison, drown, shoot or trap PD's to extinction next ?

    outta be ill-eagle !

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    They also can carry diseases harmful for both live stock, pets and humans. We shoot them, and poison them to eradicate the problem. When they leave us alone, we leave them alone. When they encroach on our life style, they die. Other than that, I think they are cute and can live in harmony.
     
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    ^^^ excuses for killing, not reasons. you and your livestock are intruders on the land, but PD's are not.

    no matter, you're a heartless killer and terrorist to animals. probably beat your wife and kids too.
     
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    Perhaps that explains why you are enjoying your ride to hell in a bucket....your dark side is showing.
     
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    A little drift from the original topic of gophers, but I used to poison rats when they became a problem around the house. With everyone going green and building compost bins we have had a surge in the rat population locally. People are throwing a lot of kitchen garbage into their compost bins and not properly servicing the compost heap, therefore attracting rats.

    Poison was very efficient. BUT. After reading some of the arguments of poison vs trapping, and now understanding that birds of prey will still eat that rat and they become victims of that same poison. Your very much loved Bald Eagle was on the verge of extinction down there a few decades ago. They will eat a dead rat.

    For the most part, I don't deal with rats around here any more. Unless they get to be too comfortable near the house. Then out comes the peanut butter and deadly claw trap. No more poisoning for me.

    Now as far as the gophers go, we don't have them out on the west coast. Sure had our share in Manitoba but I don't think they were such a big issue there. My family (cousins and uncles) and mixed farmers with granaries and hundreds of head of expensive beef animals to care for. I don't ever remember them complaining a lot about gophers. Maybe elsewhere there is more of a problem with them. IDK

    Now moles! Them fuckers used to build huge mounds in my yard and destroy my immaculate lawn. Trapping them is useless. But I have been successful in keeping them away with deterrents that emit sound and vibration into the ground that appears to be working. Has been for many years now.
     
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    Actually the original topic was about prairie dogs, which are different than gophers, although similar. Gophers are smaller and have hairless tails. Either of them are OK with me as long as they do not infringe.
     
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    We just have brown squirrels with bushy tails, which are related.
    They climb trees, who knows where they go at night.
    I am not conducting surveillance on them.
     
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    I did not know that. But reading up a little bit on it now, I haven't a guddam clue what we had in south west Manitoba. They sure weren't the size of any rabbit I have ever seen like the way a prairie dog is described and weighing anywhere form 2 to 6 pounds. It was more the size described as a gopher. But they definitely had hair o their tails. That is not an imagination on my part because we collected the tails of the gophers(?) we trapped as kids and turned them in for the 2 cent bounty. They had furry tails, certainly not really bushy like a squirrel, maybe similar to a chipmunk.
     
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    we have black, brown, and albino squirrels. Moles, voles, mice, rats, raccoons (I hate raccoons!!), opossums, ground hogs, and all try to get into my house. Only mice & raccoons have succeed, and were either trapped, poised, or trapped and removed. One raccoon drowned, one was electrocuted in the attic (that stunk!). The ground hogs, raccoons, and opossums become target practice, for the coyote & lone wolf that lives around me to consume. Moles usually are trapped, left to decompose underground. I try and put down chemicals to get rid of food sources, but there they still are. As far as PD's go, out west they are plentiful. There are farms of them. A guy I worked with that was his vacation. a .22, several boxes of ammo, a scope, and lots of shooting. He stopped at a PD farm on the way out, and got talking with the owner, letting him know what they were going to do. He asked if he would have fun thinning out his "herd," which he obliged, but was like shooting fish in a barrel.
     
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    at least these gun-nut sickos aren't shooting school kids.......................yet.
     
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    I guess you are flipped out!!
     
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