I'm assuming you guys know about this. I saw this on Discovery Channel. I thought it was really funny so did a search. Now I'm not wanting to put this here for any type of don't shoot 'em value, I just thought it was ridiculous and really funny to see. As a South African I know nothing aobut prarie dogs other than from reading US magazines, videos and the net. It's quite something to see the guys come flying through a pipe, smashing into a padded pillow type area and then being picked up and popped in containers for "relocation". At least you now know next they argue that towns are disappearing you can bring 'em back from elsewhere! Also, do the math - 8 hr day = $ 1000 for maybe 1500-2000 dogs. Maybe quicker than a 22-250, but not necessarily cheaper! PRAIRIE-DOG SUCKER-UPPER MAKING A "CLEAN SWEEP" Like something out of a science fiction movie, the newest prairie dog control tool, a huge contraption called the "Dog Gone" "sucks 'emupandhauls 'emaway"accordingtoanarticleinaJuly issue of the Denver Post. Deemed safer, faster and cheaper than usual control methods by its inventor Gay Balfour, the "Dog Gone" resembles a massive vacuum cleaner. The rodents are literally sucked from their burroughs into a roaring 300-mph wind tunnel and find themselves deposited inside a truck with hundreds of their equally confused colleagues. This prairie dog's "nightmare from hell" has also been a hit with animal rights activists. "I'm all for it. It sounds like a really humane way to remove them," said outspoken Denver animal activist Robin Duxbury. According to the article, the idea for the "sucker-upper" came to Balfour in a dream. Balfour owns the Modern Welding and Machine Shop in Cortez, Colorado and he constructed the giant vacuumn machine himself. Cost of renting the machine is $125 per hour. The operators claim it clears about 20 acres a day, or 800 holes, each of which may contain two or three or more prairie dogs.