Here in the Four Corners, dealing with predators can be a part of daily life. Native wildlife, such as coyotes, foxes, and bobcats can pose a threat to pets and small livestock (calves, sheep and goats, poultry) any time of year.
Bats play a vital role in the ecosystem through insect pest consumption, plant pollination, and seed dispersal. A colony of bats can consume an unimaginable amount of insects in a small amount of time.
Not all prairie dog colonies are infected with plague, but it is always important to take precautions when you or your pets are around rodent habitats. As you will find, rodents such as prairie dogs do not only make their homes in remote, rural locations.