Squirrel Creek Wildlife Rescue

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

How to live with wildlife ~ a balanced approach!

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

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

Prairie Dogs in Colorado

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

Wildlife is best in the wild!

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.

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

What to do about squirrels?

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

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 not good pets

Squirrel Care

You found a baby squirrel, now what?

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

Rattlesnakes & others

Snakes are beneficial to the environment.

Balancing our Ecosystem

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.

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.