Organic farmers in Colorado ask state to blast rodents out of their holes
They say life imitates art, but until now, life had stubbornly refused to imitate Caddyshack. Behold! Organic farmers in Colorado have asked the state Division of Wildlife to look into controlling prairie dogs and other burrowing critters by … blowing them up. Why? Because, in the immortal words of Carl Spackler, “a varmint will never quit — ever.” The idea is to flood burrows with explosive gases and then, um, explode them, knocking the critters dead and collapsing the tunnels. “This is a way for [the farmers] to avoid using toxic substances to help them remain certified as organic,” says a DOW spokesdetonator. We bet if more people knew that going organic meant you could blow stuff up, there’d be a lot more organic farms.