Many difference species live in Colorado, and they all can be entertaining to watch as they catch dinner while in flight. Here are a few tips to live harmoniously with our feathered friends.
Although coyotes have adapted well to suburban and urban life, they are still wild animals. A little knowledge helps people share the territory with them.
Red foxes have been spotted in Thornton. They live along wetlands and in heavily vegetated areas. They have become quite urbanized and it is not uncommon to see a fox traveling through a neighborhood, even venturing into a backyard looking for a place to sun itself.
Prairie dogs are large ground squirrels (not
really dogs) that are known to “bark” as a form of communication with the colony. Mostly found in fields, but sometimes they can wander into neighborhoods.
As cute as they may appear, these masked bandits are not a welcome sight. If raccoons have moved into the neighborhood, here are some potential solutions to get them to move along.
This is one animal encounter to avoid. One spray of their "perfume" won't leave a rosy scent behind. They are, however, beneficial to the environment.
The two most common snakes seen in Thornton are the Garter snake and the Bullsnake. Both Garter snakes and Bullsnakes are smooth, with the head
being the same diameter as the rest of its body. They may slither and look creepy to some, but they are very beneficial.
Squirrels are little scavengers looking for whatever they can find, from bird seed to fruit from the trees. Find out more information about them, and what to do if they become a problem.