Gena Seaberg 
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Re: “Burrows Without Borders

I applaud them in their attention and sensitivity to the vanishing species where their land is disappearing due to our continual growth and use of valuable resources. Trying to do something to protect them and reestablish their former range is better than doing nothing at all. I've been down to this area though and do question about enough resources to sustain their movement and growth. I hope mother nature cooperates and provides enough native resources that can curb the growth of invasive species to enable them to thrive here once again. Additionally, some understanding has to occur about what is moved where because not prairie dogs from all colonies can be relocated and one must understand the colony types that are best suited to this movement, the types of predators at the site and much more. If the prairie dogs don't have the "language" to be able to protect and guard themselves as prey species in their new environment, the colony has high chance of failure. If they take from lands that have similar nutrition and predation, they have higher likelihood of quick reestablishment and success because it isn't too foreign and they can get right to work at what they do best.

Posted by Gena Seaberg on 06/16/2012 at 7:49 AM

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