Raccoons rescued from dumpster

We found two young raccoons stuck in a dumpster:

They looked up at me with this “get us out of here” expression on their faces.  We thought they might be able to escape so we went to dinner.  Coming back they were still there, one of them had actually climed on top of the other trying to get up to the edge of the dumpster.

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A list of the more memorable Wild Animals I’ve seen this year

Black Widow, Black Bear, Chipmunk,  Bats, Black Squirrel, Brown Squirrel,  Deer, Elk, Falcon, Fox, Hawk, Bear, Mountain Lion, Marmot, Mouse, Prairie Dog, Rabbit, Raccoon,  Skunk, Snake, Magpie, Woodpecker.


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Mountain Lion and Bear Sightings (with Bear pics)

So last night, for my 51st week anniversary as a Coloradan, my dogs and I saw our first mountain lion, something I had always expected could be around the next corner.  I was on my way back from a hike and I saw a set of eyes next to the trail.  The eyes didn’t behave like those of a deer, fox, or skunk, they didn’t glare my light directly for an extended period of time, instead looked away to save getting blinded by the light.

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