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Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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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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Being Bear Aware

The hot topic on NextDoor had a single subject line — “Bear.” Living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado means living with wildlife.  Perhaps no single animal symbolizes the wild in wilderness more than bears.  Only black bears call Colorado home, as Grizzly Bears were hunted to extinction early in…

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Ghost Cats

The ripped apart bloody remains of the deer were the first sign.   The giant paw prints in the snow, showing five distinct pads were the second sign.  Make no mistake — the Rocky Mountains of Colorado are mountain lion habitat. Living in the Sierra Mountains of California and now the…

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Colorado’s Wild Turkeys

First, one appeared at the side of the road.  Then another.  Pretty soon, a gaggle of the large birds strutted across the road, scurrying quickly on their spindly legs while carrying their large, rotund bodies.  It’s their size and yes, that neck, that scrawny, jiggly, turkey neck with the waddle…

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