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    A prairie dog chirps a warning signal to other prairie dogs to take cover at the Railyard. An ordinance approved in 2001 protects prairie dogs within city limits and requires their ‘humane relocation’ if they live on property slated for commercial construction. New Mexican file photo

Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2013 8:00 pm

On farms and ranches across America, prairie dogs are target practice.

In the city of Santa Fe, the furry little critters get bubble baths, leftover Big Macs and protection under an ordinance requiring their “humane relocation” if they live on property slated for commercial construction.

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