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National Pet Day in Boulder: Lions and Tigers and Bears! Oh My!

April 13th, 2024

Boulder, April 11, Thursday was National Pet Week. Today, instead of Featured Dog Of The Day, let’s chat about “PETS.” Fido, the AboutBoulder Canine Mascot                    National Pet Day, celebrated on April 11th every year, is a heartwarming occasion dedicated to recognizing the joy and companionship that pets bring into our lives. It serves as a reminder of the love and loyalty our furry, feathered, or scaly friends provide and encourages pet adoption from shelters and rescue organizations. What’s NOT a pet. Some popular “pets” are... Read More

Canines of Boulder: From Paws to Predators and Pets

April 10th, 2024
wolf with open mouth

Is a coyote a dog? Or is a dog a coyote? Coyotes and dogs are distinct but closely related species. They both belong to the Canidae family, which also includes other species like wolves and foxes. Here’s a breakdown of their relationship: Coyotes (*Canis latrans*) are wild animals native to North America. They have distinct behaviors and adaptations that suit their life in the wild. Coyotes have a varied diet that can include small mammals, fruits, and carrion, and they are known for their adaptability to different environments, including urban areas.Coyotes howling in a pack in the middle... Read More

Boulder’s Dog-Wolf-Coyote-Fox Hybrids? Intersting!

March 8th, 2024

I am still trying to decide if I saw a hybrid coyote or a LARGE coyote. Here’s what I found I know this whole concept was new to me. canine, cannid, and candea are all used for the dog-animals. I like canid. Hybridization among canids, including dogs, wolves, coyotes, and foxes, has been a topic of intense debate and controversy in the scientific community and beyond. The genetic intermingling between these species raises questions about conservation, behavior, and the very definition of what constitutes a distinct species. Understanding the genetic makeup of these hybrids is crucial for... Read More

Increased Coyote Sightings in Boulder Area: What You Need to Know

March 7th, 2024
How to Protect Your Dog from Coyotes During a Hike - AboutBoulder.com

Boulder, Colorado, nestled against the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. However, it’s important to be aware of potential wildlife encounters, especially with the presence of coyotes in the area. Understanding coyote behavior and following safety tips can help residents and visitors enjoy the natural beauty of Boulder while staying safe. This article provides essential information about coyotes in Boulder, Colorado, and offers valuable safety tips for coexisting with these wild animals. Recently, the Boulder area has seen a notable increase in coyote sightings.... Read More

Boulder Tuesday: The Early Bird Catches the Coyote!

March 5th, 2024

  All photos Lenny Lensworth Frieling Having coyotes in our Boulder suburban back yard is thrilling. Seeing them in daylight is a tad curious and certainly attention-getting. What has us puzzled is the SIZE of our latest visitors. This one, likely the large male, is the biggest coyote either Debi or I have seen. Even the somewhat smaller one, possibly a large female, was huge. The spindly long legs of the typical coyote were also missing, replaced by the thighs and calves of an athlete. The male, at the shoulders, was taller than our outside table! This Big Boy Stands Taller Than The Table! The... Read More

Beyond the Veil: Supernatural Theories Behind Boulder’s Missing Fox

March 4th, 2024
brown fox in close up photography

  pic Lenny Lensworth Frieling Our Boulder yard has had foxes. We think there were three families displaced by recent significant commercial development at a major intersection in the East County. For a month or so we had foxes in the neighborhood. From kits playing in the road, looking like dogs playing with a tennis ball to the fox in the birdbath. We’ve had them as guests for while. They disappeared almost overnight. We have different thoughts about the disappearance and nothing more than guesses remain. Except for the dead fox carcass.  The carcass in the far corner of our yard... Read More

Boulder Coyotes: Understanding and Coexisting with Our Wild Neighbors

December 21st, 2023

Coyotes in Boulder: A Tail of Urban Wildlife and How to Stay Safe Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder, Colorado, is known for its stunning natural scenery and diverse wildlife. Among its wild inhabitants, the coyote has a particularly intriguing story, evolving from a shy creature of the plains to a familiar figure in urban settings. The Call of the Wild in the City Coyotes have been a part of Colorado’s ecosystem for centuries, but their presence in Boulder marks a fascinating shift. Originally thriving in the open prairies, these adaptable animals have gradually made their... Read More

Real Life Coyote Chases Roadrunner Just Like the Cartoons

May 14th, 2020

Last weekend in Tucson, Arizona, a university professor caught a coyote chasing a roadrunner, just like in the popular cartoons. “There is literally a coyote chasing a roadrunner. I can’t believe it. That is a straight up cartoon,” Bogan is heard saying in the video, referring to the classic cartoon feud between Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner.   OMG coyote vs roadrunner is real and it’s happening right now y’all!!! #Tucson pic.twitter.com/a64qEbcCdv — Michael Thomas Bogan (@mtbogan) May 10, 2020  Read More

Coyote-Wolf Hybrids Flourishing Across United States

January 19th, 2015

  Throughout the ages as human society has developed our planet and conquered new frontiers, people brought with them all sorts of things.  Including other species. Anthropogenic development has allowed other species to inhabit places once not accessible to them by riding on the metaphorical coattails of humanity.  In fact white-nose syndrome, which continues to devastate bat populations across North America, arrived in North America on the actual bottom of someone’s shoe that the person had worn spelunking.  Invasive species can cause no major issue for their new environments but can... Read More