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Prairie Dogs wreak havoc on pasture land


June 14, 2018

What caused more than $60,000 in losses since July 1, 2017 throughout Kimball County? USDA Wildlife Specialist, Matt Anderson reported at the June 5 meeting of the Kimball Board of Commissioners that vermin did.

Anderson presented a 2017/18 summary of animal damage control which included verified losses to ag land, personal property, livestock and though loss of pets were reported due to vermin, they were not verified.

Damage caused by racoons totaled $2,700.

The largest culprit was not coyotes, though the predator caused nearly $4,000 in losses to livestock, including one adult beef, four...

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