Prairie dog NM-Texas relocation request tabled

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Associated Press

Posted on December 8, 2013 at 9:32 AM

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — The Clovis City Commission has tabled a request to relocate prairie dogs to a county in Texas.

The Clovis News Journal reports (http://bit.ly/18fuKEg) that commissioners opted this week to table the proposal since an advocacy group couldn't provide a letter of support from a governing body in Ector County.

In addition, commissioners said there was a lack of a solid timeframe or deadline to have the prairie dogs moved.

Officials in New Mexico's Chaves County have also rejected a request from the citizens group to move the animals there.

Clovis earlier this year poisoned some of the prairie dogs at the request of farmers, sparking efforts to find non-lethal ways to remove the animals.

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