Wildlife Sightings in Denver

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# IR40011786

Elk Sighting while showing homes in Denver

 


On occasion wildlife wander into Denver neighborhoods and cause some excitement.      We have seen black bears looking for their next meal and mountain lions staring down the kitties.


The kitties meet up


Lately there has been many deer in the neighborhoods and rabbits are always plentiful.


Deer in the front yard


This week has been very warm with temperatures remaining in the upper 90's, so no wonder these large elk were resting in the shade!


Elk under the tree

Elk Stretching to reach the leaves on the tree









There were many homeowners with cameras standing around taking photos.   This is not your normal neighborhood sighting!

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Rainmaker
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Joan- These photos are wonderful. That's one brave cat! I think I'd scream if I saw a mountain lion on the other side of my slider. Amazing wildlife you have in Colorado!

July 30, 2012 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Eileen Hsu
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Joan!!! Stay safe. That is pretty wild that the animals are blending in with our own community.

July 30, 2012 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Ginny Gorman
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Yeah Joan, i don't want any mountain liion near my kitty at all...what a picture!

July 30, 2012 06:57 AM
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Clint Mckie
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Hi Joan,

Those are some really cool shots. We have deer coming into the yard, but never get any pictures of them.

I think the smaller "CAT" would loose in a fight. LOL

Great shots. Have a good day in Denver.

Best, Clint McKie

July 30, 2012 07:14 AM
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William True
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Good morning, Joan --- thanks for sharing the fantastic photographs of wildlife in Denver! I don't think that cat wants to let that elk inside.... Wishing you a great day in real estate and more!

July 30, 2012 07:19 AM
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David Grbich
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Hi Joan - thanks for sharing the great photos - the mountain lion is incredible and would have scared the heck out of me!! Regards Dave

July 30, 2012 07:43 AM
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Brian Rugg
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Hello Joan:

 

We have plenty of deer and wild turkey here in Sun City Texas, but a mountain lion at the back door may be going too far.

July 30, 2012 08:22 AM
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Brandon M. Rearick
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Thanks for sharing Joan!  growing up in Estes Park, saw wildlife around me all the time.  They look so complacent and tame, but they are not.  As neat as it is to see wildlife down in Denver, that shows how massively we are in a drought here in the sate and how hot is has been.  Looking at the forecast, mid 90's for the entire week will put us at about 25 straight days.  So with the heat and the immense lack of moisture, there is not vegetation for them to eat, up in the hills.  So they are heading down to where they can get food.  I know there have been a lot of Bear sightings in Boulder and Lakewood, for the same reason.  I know this is all cyclical for the world, but it can be a bit scary.  Thanks for the pics.....nature is really neat!

July 30, 2012 08:30 AM
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Debbie Laity
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Good morning, Joan. I enjoy all wildlife sightings as you saw from my last blog. That mountain shot would have been a bit difficult for me. I would have been afraid to see one in my yard.

July 30, 2012 08:50 AM
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Anita Clark
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Joan: Pretty amazing photos.  Having a mountain lion on the back porch would be pretty scary.

July 30, 2012 10:11 AM
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
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That top photo would freak me out, having a mountain lion on the porch!

July 30, 2012 10:34 AM
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Mary Yonkers
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Wow!  Amazing photos, Joan.  Yes, teh mountain lion would cause my to freak out as Barbara-Jo said in her comment above. Here we just have deer and turkey.

Be safe.

July 30, 2012 01:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Joan, my dog would definitely be barking at these critters. We have plenty of deer that he chases out of our yard.  My husband saw a bear in our yard last year...at first he thought it was a dog until it crossed the road.  It was a cub and was caught and returned to the forest.

July 30, 2012 03:17 PM
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Suzanne McLaughlin
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That mountain lion staring down the cat lifted all the hairs on my arms.  YIKES!  Well, good to know that you are well-equipped to deal with such things, Joan Cox!

July 30, 2012 03:33 PM
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David Burrows
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Joan, it looks like the cat had some concern. Great photos of the various animals in your area.

July 30, 2012 04:33 PM
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Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
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I know I can handle the rabbits and deer.  Heck, I think I could even play dead if a bear was nearby. . .But that Mountain Lion would make a coward outta me:-)

July 30, 2012 08:03 PM
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Kerry Klun
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Joan,

Did you actually see elk while showing in Aurora?!?!?  I've seen them west in the foothills, but never that far east!

Kerry

July 31, 2012 12:21 PM
Rainmaker
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Kerry Klun
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Here kitty, kitty, kitty.... notice the bear in the background.

July 31, 2012 12:22 PM
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Peggy Chirico
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They look quite comfortable there! I had wild turkeys in my yard yesterday and thought that was cool. I think they were looking for water. It's always fun to see something different.

August 03, 2012 05:07 AM
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Joan Cox
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That mountain lion and kitty went viral in Denver - made the evening news!    The elk were in a neighborhood on the West side of Denver, but in a large populated neighborhood.  

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