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Rabid Wildlife

The family sat at the picnic table, spreading out their feast.  A small girl with braids started giggling uncontrollably.  As I walked closer to see what was going on, my heart sunk. Lily Lake teemed with visitors that day.  The little girl was feeding a chipmunk peanuts, and it had…

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Hyperphagia

Can you imagine eating 400 Oreo cookies per day for weeks on end?  Or 25 hamburgers? That’s what it’s like to be a black bear during the month of September in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  In order to get ready to den for the winter months, black bears must consume…

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The Long Journey Ahead

The wings of green are flitting so fast, it’s hard to follow where the bird is.  Though it would be hard to believe, hummingbirds are on a feeding frenzy right now.  They have to be.  Because they are about to embark on a long, long journey. Summer in the Rocky…

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Wolves

A branch of a tree rustles.  A white paw appears.   Then some gray ears. Before I know it, she is passing three feet in front of me.  What I remember most is the long legs, the thick fur, and brown eyes.  Then she begins to bark, and her three companions…

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