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Pygmy rabbits surviving in Columbia Basin

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EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Fish and Wildlife scientists are encouraged after a survey of pygmy rabbits at the Sagebrush Flat Wildlife Area near Ephrata. Researcher Penny Becker says about 40 rabbits are using burrows outside enclosures where a breeding program began in the summer of 2011. Only four rabbits were counted outside enclosures last winter.

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