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Raccoons

The raccoon is a small primarily nocturnal mammal with adults measuring twenty to thirty inches in length. They can weigh up to thirty-five pounds, though in urban areas where they thrive on our refuse raccoons can weigh up to 60 pounds. Their fur is grayish brown with a bushy banded tail and black masked face. […]

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Coyotes

The coyote is a member of the dog family native to North America, similar in appearance to a medium size shepherd. They weigh between 20 and 30 pounds, have pointed ears, a narrow muzzle, and bushy tail. Males tend to be larger than females. Their thick coat is grayish in color, with reddish tinges to […]

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Foxes

Four species of foxes make Colorado home. The red fox lives in riparian woodland and wetlands on the plains and in forest-edge communities in the mountains.  The red fox is the largest of the true foxes and the most abundant member of the Carnivora, being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere.  The gray fox is […]

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Squirrels

Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, consisting of small or medium-size rodents. The family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs. Squirrels are indigenous to the Americas. There are three types of Squirrels found in Colorado: Fox Squirrels – Fox Squirrels are the largest tree squirrels. The fox squirrel […]

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Rabbits

The Cottontail is a common small rabbit of North America. It is approximately 15 to 19 inches in length and weighs two to four pounds. Most have stub tails with white undersides that show when they retreat; giving them their name, “cottontails”. Males and females are basically the same size and color, appearing gray or […]

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Muskrats

The muskrat, is a medium-sized semi-aquatic rodent native to North America. The muskrat is found in wetlands over a wide range of climates and habitats. The muskrat is a stout, chunky animal with short legs. An adult ranges from 22 to 25 inches long.  The 11-inch black tail is scaly, hairless and laterally flattened.  The […]

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Skunks

Skunks are mammals known for their ability to spray a liquid with a strong odor. The strong musk characteristic of skunks is expelled from two scent glands near the base of the tail. The skunk prefers the desert, woodlands, grassy plains and suburbs. It lives throughout the interior and southern tier of Canadian provinces and […]

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Beavers

The beaver is bulky (typically 40-50 pounds) with light and dark patches of fur, a large, paddle-shaped tail, and small dark eyes. The beaver is a primarily nocturnal, large, semi-aquatic rodent. The front feet are small with long, sharp, curved toe-nails while the hind feet are large and webbed. Beavers live in streams, rivers, marshes, […]

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