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Santa Fe seeks to rid city of renegade gophers

September 20, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials in New Mexico’s capital have declared war on gophers.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the city of Santa Fe is considering hiring a contractor with a mission to eradicate the burrowing critters that had their way with city parks for more than two years.

City officials say the renegade gophers have been tearing up grassy fields and pockmarking them with clandestine holes in the earth while creating treacherous footing for any young athlete or carefree park-goer.

Under a proposed contract, the Albuquerque-based Gopher Grabbers will “trap” its foes underground.

The full eight-member City Council and Mayor Alan Webber still must approve the contract.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.santafenewmexican.com

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