Since 2000, the city of Boulder has made it a goal to humanely trap and relocate prairie dogs whenever the conflict between nature and man reaches an impasse.
But, there are almost always stragglers -- those one or two pesky prairie dogs that foil the cages, dodge vacuum trucks and generally evade man's best efforts to trap them.
Those resilient animals might lead to the repopulating of nuisance colonies, so city staffers say the time has come to make it easier for private landowners to kill those that are left behind.
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