Posts Tagged ‘Broomfield Colorado’

Moose Loose in Broomfield!

July 31, 2009

I spent five and a half years at Broomfield Ambulance, and never did I hear anything like this come over the radio! An occasional bear maybe, but a Moose!

BROOMFIELD — Officials with the Colorado Division of Wildlife spent Wednesday afternoon tracking down a female moose that wandered into the city.

The moose was spotted near West 152nd Avenue and Bannock Street. The area is an isolated part of Broomfield near the junction of Interstate 25 and the Northwest Parkway.

The moose wandered around the area and by 4:30 p.m. had made a bed in what appeared to be a drainage ditch near Huron Street.

Three DOW officers were on the scene. They weren’t planning on moving her.

“Right now, our direction is just to monitor it and make sure it doesn’t get too close to the highway,” district wildlife manager Vicki Vargas-Madrid said.

Because the moose was bedding down, the officers were unable to estimate her size or age.

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LIVING WITH WILDLIFE PROGRAM

October 10, 2008

This is related to the post immediately preceding this one.

Living with Wildlife Program to be held in Broomfield October 22nd

Have you ever wondered why coyotes live so close to people?  How prairie dogs play a part in the ecosystem?  Or what is the best way to get rid of the smell of skunk spray?   If so, join us for a presentation on urban wildlife, conflict avoidance and urban wildlife biology and learn more about Colorado’s wildlife neighbors.

If you visit or live near open space, this is a great opportunity to hear a presentation by Broomfield’s District Wildlife Manager, Claire Solohub.  The event is sponsored by the Broomfield Open Space Foundation, Division of Wildlife, and City and County of Broomfield.  The Broomfield Nature Program will also have volunteers on hand to provide information on educational programs.

Specific species discussion will focus on coyotes, foxes, raccoons, skunks and prairie dogs and will address issues such as:

-Coexisting with wildlife
-Keeping pets safe
-Keeping wildlife wild
-Techniques to minimize nuisance and damage situations
-Enhancing backyard habitat to encourage/discourage wildlife

Refreshments and Q & A to follow the presentation.

WHAT:           Living with Wildlife Program

WHEN:           October 22, 2008 at 7:00 PM

WHERE:         Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library
3 Community Park Rd.
Broomfield, Colorado
Phone: 720.887.2300

HOW:             All are welcome, no R.S.V. P. necessary

If you have questions about the event, please call Dan Wilkie, President of the Broomfield Open Space Foundation at 303-466-2507 and Kristan Pritz, Director Open Space and Trails at 303-438-6335.

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.


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