COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Colorado Springs is filled with bushes and pure assets, making it the proper habitat for wild animals.
That is very true west of I-25, in keeping with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the place animals akin to bears wander each woods and, often, residential areas.
“Bear sightings are very common in Colorado Springs, especially west of I-25,” mentioned Cassidy English, the district wildlife supervisor from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
They are saying that these and different wild animals usually tend to come out as temperatures improve. With extra individuals out as properly, the possibilities of operating into animals has elevated. In comparison with previous years, although, they are saying the variety of bear sightings is common for 2022.
Regardless of the rise in sightings within the spring and summer time months, English says the specter of a bear assault remains to be very low. In actual fact, the one bears seen in Colorado are black bears, which aren’t recognized to be aggressive. Even with the title “black bear,” these animals do are available in quite a lot of colours.
“They can be a variety of colors from jet black to chocolate to medium brown to cinnamon, sometimes they’re even black with some blonde in them, just, they could be any color really,” she mentioned.
Nonetheless, she says bears could be harmful and that everybody ought to take correct precautions. This contains conserving your distance and giving the bear house.
Ought to this be unattainable, although, CPW says standing your floor is the most effective plan of action; elevate your voice, wave your arms, and seem giant and aggressive to scare the bear away.
“Just keep your distance from bears and make them feel uncomfortable around humans so we can keep it there safe and keep people safe,” English steered.
That is known as hazing and CPW says it retains bears away from populated areas.
However there are different animals in Colorado Springs to pay attention to. Some widespread ones embrace snakes and deer.
CPW says snakes are prone to be seen on climbing trails round nightfall and daybreak. They counsel not sporting headphones whereas climbing so you may hear if a rattlesnake is close by, and to at all times maintain an eye fixed out.
The identical recommendation could be utilized to deer.
“Deer do you get pretty aggressive, especially if they’re fed, which is why feeding is it illegal in Colorado to feed big game such as deer and bears and elk and everything because they do get pretty aggressive when they’re used to people,” English mentioned.
Deer additionally reproduce and go away their fawns alone in the summertime months, typically for so long as 24 hours. CPW says to go away these deer alone, as there’s a minimal likelihood of rehabilitating them.
CPW has a complete information to Colorado wildlife on their website, they usually routinely take calls answering questions. Nonetheless, the recommendation for practically each animal is similar: respect the wildlife and maintain your distance.
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