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Querida's Wild Animals

Psalm 148:7-10 KJV

"Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps: Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word: Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars: Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:"

What I learn from watching these animals is how they care for and love each other specially their babies. They also follow their leaders/elders and the males usually protect the group. And if there's no males around, they're usually guided by the oldest female.

Chipmunk

Chipmunk

This is one of my saddest story ever! We used to have a lot of chipmunks sharing food with the wild birds, but when mama kiddie moved below our house, our chipmunks run away. We enjoyed them a lot and missed them. We see them closer to the road now away from our home.

Prairie Dogs

Prairie Dogs

These cute Prairie dogs are all over the sides of the road from Westcliffe to Canon City. Whenever we go to Canon City, I always ask Sam to alert me when thy're around (I don't want to kill any of GOD's creations). What's surprising is that they come out of their buroughs even when there's snow on the ground.

Rabbit

Rabbit

This type of rabbit have been with us for a while. They usually raid the bird seeds, I feed the wild birds. I saw several of her babies at the back of our house burrowing under tall sage brushes.

Black Squirrel

Black Squirrel

These squirrels that raided the bird seeds were black in color. They were playful toward each other ( chase one another, run up and down the pine trees then disappear).

Bobcat

Bobcat

Sam saw one of these at the side of our house. It probably smelled our cats. Of course our camera was nowhere close by for us to take the photo. One minute you see a bobcat, next minute it's gone.

 

 

Red fox

Red fox

I saw this on a snow field below Rosita Rd. and Hwy. 96. I also saw a much redder fox by Florence, Colorado running accross the road to a ditch. Very pretty.

Coyote

Coyote

I heard these coyotes howling at night by the hill accross our home. I'm pretty sure there were five of them howling at each other or probably at us.

 

Wolves

Wolves

We live not far from the sanctuary for wolves & wild canines. Address: 4729 Twin Rocks Rd, Divide, CO 80814 Phone:(719) 687-9742. That's why its not uncommon to see one crossing highway 96.

Herd Antelope

Herd of Antelope

We see these antelope by highway 96 by Westcliffe sometimes but we see these beautiful, graceful antelopes by Wetmore most of the time.

Big Horn Sheep

Big Horn Sheep

I constantly see these big horns between highway 96 and highway 165 mostly in winter. These animals hold traffic sometimes because they're not afraid of cars and they will not move till their craving for salt is satisfied.

 

Deer jumping fence

Deer

We see deer all over the place. We have a group of 5 ( 3 grown female and 2 babies), a group of 10 (5 grown females, 4 babies and a spike buck), and another group with about 13 (6 grown bemales, 6 babies and a 10 point buck). This picture was taken close to Westcliffe Colorado by highway 96.

 

Elk

Elk

I'm using this photo because I failed to take my own photo of our elk. One evening when the light almost faded, we saw line of elk moving slowly by the bottom of our hill close to the road. We see these elk by Rosita Road and we see them galloping at highway 96 and County Road 271.

 

 

Mama Bear

Mama Bear

This looked like the mama bear that came for her baby bear at our home. One afternoon around 4 PM, I saw our deer running uphill passing our home. Below the deer was a baby bear chasing after them. For some reason, it stopped chasing the deer and came toward our home. I was not really afraid because it was just a baby ( probably 100 lbs.), but when it started tearing our garbage, I throw a bowl at it (I did not hit it in purpose). The baby bear just ignored it. So I left the baby alone.

A couple of nights latter, while Sam was checking the car the mama bear growled at him so Sam came back slowly to the house.

Another afternoon, a full grown brown bear was tearing up our garbage. My husband chased it with the jeep. I was afraid because it did not budge til the jeep was 3 feet away from the him. then it finally run away.

Buffaloes

Buffaloes

We find these buffaloes near Westcliffe Colorado. Notice the Sangre de Cristo at the background. Both majestic because GOD made them for us to enjoy.