Bobcat pauses for photo in Skyway

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Like thousands of residents of Colorado Springs, I walk my dog regularly, and we venture into some areas that interface with wildlife habitat.

Right in the city, we've seen scads of rabbits, deer, foxes, raccoons and an occasional coyote. While there reportedly was a bear spotted in the Park Vista area near our home, we didn't see it. But I've wondered plenty of times if there was a threatening carnivore lurking.

This is the consequence of development invading wildlife territory, as many who live west of Interstate 25 can attest.

Residents of the southwest portion of the Springs recently reported sightings of bobcats and coyotes. Someone who's more quick on the draw with their camera than I am snapped some photos that are worth sharing.

These are taken in the vicinity of Hercules Drive, between Cresta Road and Orion Drive.

PHOTO BY JIM LEHMAN
  • Photo by Jim Lehman
PHOTO BY JIM LEHMAN
  • Photo by Jim Lehman
PHOTO BY JIM LEHMAN
  • Photo by Jim Lehman


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