Living with Wildlife

Introduction
Wildlife sightings are frequently reported in Parker. Sightings include deer, coyotes and occasionally mountain lions and bears. In most situations, people and wildlife can coexist. The key is to respect the wildness of wildlife.

Most dangerous and potentially harmful encounters occur because people fail to leave the animals alone. Wildlife should not be harassed, captured, domesticated or, in most cases, fed. Intentional or inadvertent feeding is the major cause of most wildlife problems, and it is illegal to feed wildlife in Colorado.
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The Town of Parker has a variety of brochures about living with wildlife in the Town. Colorado Parks and Wildlife also offers a host of helpful information on living with wildlife.

Contact


Parker residents are encouraged to report wildlife incidents to the Animal Services Officer at the Police Department at 303.841.9800 or email.

Coyotes


Coyotes are a fact of life in our area: they have adapted well to living in this environment and their numbers can't be impacted over the long-term by attempts to control or reduce their population. Under state regulations, coyotes cannot be relocated to other areas. However, communities can safely coexist with coyotes if they are given the right tools.

Guides to Living with Coyotes


Deer


Find information in the Wildlife: Learning to Live Together brochure about living with deer and what do to if you find a fawn.

Guides to Living with Deer 

 

Bear


Occasionally, there will be a bear sighting in Town and it is important residents understand how to be bear-responsible and what to do if they encounter a bear.

Guides to Living with Bears


Mountain Lions


Mountain lions are generally calm, quiet and elusive. They are most commonly found in areas with plentiful deer and adequate cover.

Guides to Living with Mountain Lions