Those poor little critters are a serious liability for the rancher. They tear up pasture and cause many a cow to break a leg in their burrow holes. They are also a vector for the Plague.
Plague Fact Sheet - CDC Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases (DVBID)
I have a daughter. I tell her, "911 is what you dial after you're raped. 1911 is what you should have before they try."