With multiple fires burning in Colorado, the risks of encountering a wild animal are much higher than normal. Just recently in Snowmass Village, Colorado, a mother bear and her triplet cubs have been reported breaking into cars in search of food.
According to a previously published article from KRDO in Colorado Springs, fires will push animals out of their natural habitats, especially fires as large as the Waldo Canyon Fire and High Park Fire. Add that to extremely high temps during the day and it’s easy to see why the animals are stressed and irritated. During this time, residents are advised to leave wild animals alone to lower their risk of animal attacks.
An animal attack can cause very serious and horrible injuries, but it may be avoided if you take the right precautions. These tips are especially important in neighborhoods that have been destroyed by the Colorado Wildfires:
Also, because of the high heat in the daytime, wild animals are more active at night– so be sure to drive carefully when you are out after dark.
The good news, however, is that even though the wild animals will initially flee the fire zone, they will most likely stay close by so they can go back when the conditions get better.