SAN ANGELO, TX – The prairie dogs at Mary E. Lee Park in San Angelo are being relocated to a new home.
What started as a small family five years ago quickly became a colony of about 500 prairie dogs.
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board members came to a decision to relocate the animals. Lynda Watson with the prairie dog management service was called to capture and safely relocate them to a more natural permanent residence.
After capture each prairie dog is put under quarantine and observation at a facility in Lubbock for approximately two weeks before they are turned out into a new location.