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A Mouse…Not in the House?

I’m not a morning person.  Getting up at 5 a.m. is hard, very hard. Lots of coffee helps, as it did one recent morning as I navigated the dark, snowy roads of our neighborhood.  As the headlights lit the road in front of me, something scurried across.  Something very small…

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Sheep!

Working five years as a ski instructor at Winter Park, I’ve got the drive from Nederland down pat.  Full confession.  Sometime I zone out while driving and miss out on the beautiful scenery or wildlife along the way.  But this morning, as I took the Empire exit off I-70, out…

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The Changing of the Hare

Out of the corner of my eye, I saw something large hop behind a bush. It dwarfed the ordinary cottontails that we see on our property. Hopping again, I noticed something else. The feet and ears were snow white, but the body remained an earthy brown. With its large feet…

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The Tiny But Mighty Predator

Quick.  Think of predators in the wilds of Colorado. Most people think of mountain lions, maybe a coyote, or even a bear.  Big, scary animals that would strike fear not only in other animals, but even people. But it turns out one of the most prolific predators that is menacing…

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