Rodents take over middle school soccer field

There are 17 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Sep 2, 2008, titled Rodents take over middle school soccer field. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

One Albuquerque middle school is dealing with a pesky rodent digging holes all over its soccer and football fields.

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Slim

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Sep 3, 2008
A shotgun would be even more effective.
car

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Sep 3, 2008
They are rodents, not people!
My 2 Cents

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Sep 3, 2008
Why is the City Parks and Recreation Department getting involved in an issue at APS? Will the City be reimbursed for their efforts in rodent removal?
Observer

Levelland, TX

#5 Sep 3, 2008
car wrote:
They are rodents, not people!
watch out for the animal activists. we need every gopher, ground squirrel, etc. we can get.

“hardcore engine revver”

Since: Dec 07

United States

#6 Sep 3, 2008
My 2 Cents wrote:
Why is the City Parks and Recreation Department getting involved in an issue at APS? Will the City be reimbursed for their efforts in rodent removal?
Umm, why not call in qualified people to help? Also, if the field is used by public groups, such as AYSO soccer, the city is partially responsible for the care of the field.
Another Side

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Sep 3, 2008
Settle down, people. If they can be easily captured, I don't see what the big deal is. Plus, it is an example to the middle school students of a humane way to treat living things vs. using the shotgun method...as a teacher here, I know my students need these small examples any and everytime possible!
Sluggo

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Sep 3, 2008
Another Side wrote:
Settle down, people. If they can be easily captured, I don't see what the big deal is. Plus, it is an example to the middle school students of a humane way to treat living things vs. using the shotgun method...as a teacher here, I know my students need these small examples any and everytime possible!
Then BLAST the remaining varmits to illustrate what happens when you rebel against da man.
Rio Rancho

Rio Rancho, NM

#9 Sep 3, 2008
Prairie dogs are cute!
Dann

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Sep 3, 2008
You know if these rodents were rats this wouldn't be a story. APS would be killing them plain and simple. Sometimes wildlife goes where its not suppose to be. Plague, fleas, ticks, etc.

Butch up and get rid of them. They are a nuisance. If the Friends of Prairie Dogs were proactive, they would seek ways to prevent this scourge from spreading where its a problem.
Dann

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Sep 3, 2008
They taste like chicken!!
welcome to albucracky

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Sep 3, 2008
I agree, they are rodents, like rats. They carry diseases like the plague. I don't understand why the city coddles these disgusting animals. The tramway bikepath is a glaring example of taxpayer waste. They destroy the environment creating erosion issues as well as destroying vegetation.

“The Travelling Grandpa!”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#13 Sep 3, 2008
welcome to albucracky wrote:
I agree, they are rodents, like rats. They carry diseases like the plague. I don't understand why the city coddles these disgusting animals. The tramway bikepath is a glaring example of taxpayer waste. They destroy the environment creating erosion issues as well as destroying vegetation.
Is the NM Legislature coming to town? Sure sounds like this thread is about them<G>!
Stacie

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Sep 3, 2008
I'm guessing that the people think it is okay to kill every living animal . Makes you wonder how they treat themselves and their PETS. There is a eco system here that is on the brink and when it's gone it's gone along with the other animals that depend on the prarie dogs and there villages. Get a Grip!!
Sluggo

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Sep 3, 2008
Stacie wrote:
I'm guessing that the people think it is okay to kill every living animal . Makes you wonder how they treat themselves and their PETS. There is a eco system here that is on the brink and when it's gone it's gone along with the other animals that depend on the prarie dogs and there villages. Get a Grip!!
It's OK Stacy, those cute little furry critters have been moved to the West Mesa where nature can take it's course and they will become Coyote Food. Sleep Tight.

“The Travelling Grandpa!”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#16 Sep 3, 2008
Lol, Coyote's gotta eat too. And look at all the healthy exercise they get from having to dig those little furry varmints out!

I wonder if they dine on silvery minnows too? Lots of omega-3's!
car

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Sep 9, 2008
Stacie wrote:
I'm guessing that the people think it is okay to kill every living animal . Makes you wonder how they treat themselves and their PETS. There is a eco system here that is on the brink and when it's gone it's gone along with the other animals that depend on the prarie dogs and there villages. Get a Grip!!
Not every living creature, just rodents that eat their own dead! If the eco system really was at work, then there would not be so many of these rodents running around Alb. However, most of their prey have been removed and not so smart humans are feeding the rodents and making their population unnaturally high! We do need to revive the eco system by either reintroducing their natural prey, or removing the significant number of rodents from the area. And that does not mean relocate them and feed them more so they can become a problem somewhere else!
Ken Jenkins

Fairview Heights, IL

#18 Sep 15, 2008
Just stick a skewer up their buttzand toss dem babies on the barbie.

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