Local Wildlife and Safety

Warm Springs is home to a number of different animals who share residency with us.  It is very important that you and your guests know how to live with wildlife.

Moose

It has become a fun trend for visitors to try to take “selfies” with moose.  A woman in Breckenridge recently was even ticketed for petting a moose and taking it’s picture.  While these creatures look friendly enough, they are a force to be reckoned with.  Read more about moose safety here: https://www.travel-experience-live.com/what-to-do-moose-encounter-safety/

Attracting Birds, Not Bears

Many of us deck and porch enthusiasts love to put our Hummingbird feeders so we can relax and watch one of nature’s most amazing little birds feed.  The reality is that birds are not the only animals that are attracted to sugar water.  Read more about the birds and the bears here: https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/Education/LivingWithWildlife/BirdsNotBears.pdf

Bats

Bats are an important part of our ecosystem and help keep the mosquito population down.  Sometimes they get a little too close for comfort.  If you have a bat that is getting a little too friendly it is important to act carefully as they can have rabies.  You can find some information on this website: What to do about bats | The Humane Society of the United States.

Coyotes

Coyotes are a reality here on the ranch, and they have been known to kill household pets.  Read more about Coyotes in these brochures.

Coyote Exclusions Deterrents and Repellents

Coyote Conflicts

Coyotes & Pets