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Specializing in the rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned and injured wildlife  in Colorado.


How to live with wildlife ~ a balanced approach!

Balancing our Ecosystem

Wildlife ~ Mammals

What to do about squirrels?

Wildlife is best in the wild!

Rattlesnakes & others

Coyotes, fox, owls, falcons and hawks are natural predators and are a part of our natural ecosystem. You may see a variety of these animals around your home searching for food.


Fox squirrels favor cottonwood trees, wetlands and mature forests. They forage on the ground burying their main food of nuts, pine seeds, fungi, buds, berries and insects.

Squirrels are generally not destructive and play in important role in our ecosystem.

In most situations, people and wildlife can coexist. The key is to respect the wildness of wildlife. "Wildlife" is just that—wild

Snakes are beneficial to the environment.

Prairie Dogs in Colorado

In general, it is illegal to own wildlife in Colorado. You just cannot remove a wild animal from the woods and take it home. As a public resource, wildlife belongs to the state of Colorado, to all citizens.

Most dangerous and potentially harmful encounters occur because people fail to leave the animals alone. Wildlife should not be harassed, captured or domesticated.

Are the black-tailed prairie dogs whose “towns” we see in Douglas County important to maintaining a balanced ecosystem in the county?

For more information on how to have a successful relationship with all of the wonderful wildlife we have in Colorado, there are a number of steps you can take to create a mutually cohabitating environment.

To encourage wildlife to stay away your home it is best not feed any wildlife including fox, squirrels, and raccoons.

For more information on how to have a successful relationship with these wonderful little guys, click on the button below!

If in question, call us and we will do our best to help you with your wildlife questions!