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LOCAL WILDLIFE TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT

The Pikes Peak region is flush with wildlife, from eagles and hummingbirds to elk and mountain lions. Many of these animals make their homes here in our back yards. The local population of the white-tailed deer spend their entire lives jumping fences and dodging cars trying to get to the next garden. The deer have nicknames such as Half Horn, Old 3 Legs and Dam Varmits. But compared to the dog-eating mountain lion, the deer are tame. Every year in Colorado Springs a dozen or so family pets become prey. The mighty mountain lion can weigh 130 lbs and can jump 20 feet. Dogs, cats and the occasional jogger end up on the plates of kitten lions. Check out the nature center at Helen Hunt Falls for more information on these and other beautiful Colorado animals.

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