Montana Prairie Dogs Are About To Be Vaccinated In Bulk By Drones
The fastest way to guard against disease is to strafe prairie dog habitat with peanut-butter bait launched from drones.By Evan Thomas | July 13, 2016
How do you get a wild prairie dog to take its medicine? Deliver it with irresistible peanut-butter bait, via drone.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to swoop in over Montana and scatter vaccines to help prairie dogs resist diseases.
The animals have a problem with plague-carrying fleas. And infected prairie dogs can be fatal to the region's endangered black-footed ferrets, which depend on prairie dogs for food and shelter.