Coyotes Can be Found In Colorado Dog Parks – Be Alert
Coyote and Dog
Other than the wolf that is sadly disappearing, no animal that co-exists with humans is more graceful, full of mystique and poetry in motion than a coyote. Regretfully, as with the rattlesnakes their homes are being invaded by God-awful looking developments with equally if not more so God-awful looking cookie-cutter homes. This leaves the coyotes trapped in an urban environment of which they would rather not be in. As with any wild animal, if there is an attack on a human, which is rare, the first reaction of the humans is to kill rather than trap and relocate. As with the wolf, coyotes are revered in many cultures, in the Native American culture they are known as God’s dog. Continue reading
How to Distinguish Between a Rattlesnake and King Snake in Colorado
Although helpful to any, this information is basically for all former Californians since Colorado natives (few and far between) plus folks that have lived here for years already know about CO snakes.
There are two off-leash state parks in the Denver/Metro area, one is Cherry Creek State Park the other is Chatfiled State Park. The other leash park is Roxborough State Park very near Chatfield. Also known for rattlesnakes frequently in people’s backyards. Rattlesnake problems happen a great deal to people who have moved here from California illustrated by the following story. Continue reading
Please Keep Your Furry Friends At Home!
Below are a few hopefully helpful reminders about the 95 – 100 degree heat we get in the Denver area in regards to your pets. But first please read very carefully the next paragraph.
I spend a great deal of my time in the summer actually not grooming. Last year in a five-day span, I kicked in 7 car windows to get the dogs out of locked cars in parking lots with windows left open only 4 inches. Three died after I got them out. If you happen to walk out into a parking lot after being in a nice air-conditioned “shopping mall” and you come running and screaming because someone is kicking the window out of your car. Continue reading
Steps to Prevent Dog Theft
I am not even going to try to put this politically correct as is the norm today. People, PLEASE DO NOT be stupid! Dog theft season is here again so PLEASE try and follow at least some of the below ideas.
- Do not leave your pet outside without someone with them. If all you have is a chain link fence, your pet is a very visual target.
- If your pet starts barking and you are inside, immediately go outside to ascertain why they are barking. Continue reading