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Update on burrowing owl situation in south Fountain


Doug Harling

Meanwhile, "Digger" the burrowing owl, is pictured on the vacant lot last week. He continues to make regular solo appearances.

Recently the Fountain Valley News reported that wildlife advocate Doug Harling claimed a USDA worker killed two burrowing owls on March 9 while eradicating a prairie dog colony on the corner of Jimmy Camp Road and Link Road. Representatives from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and the USDA were approached for comment, and they stated that they investigated the matter and found no evidence of owls being killed.

As previously reported, one male owl is currently living on the site; but according to Harling, a male burrowing owl always travels with at least two females. Advocates for the...

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