In southern Utah, folks have just about had it with prairie dogs and the federal government. Residents say the rodent has reproduced so much that it’s a complete nuisance. And there’s little they can do about it.

In 1973, the Utah prairie dog was labeled “endangered” under federal law. In 1984, the species had thrived enough to be upgraded to “threatened” status under the Endangered Species Act.

But a quarter-century later?

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