Wildlife Sightings in Denver

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Elk Sighting while showing homes in Denver


On occasion wildlife wander into Denver neighborhoods and cause some excitement.      We have seen black bears looking for their next meal and mountain lions staring down the kitties.

The kitties meet up

Lately there has been many deer in the neighborhoods and rabbits are always plentiful.

Deer in the front yard

This week has been very warm with temperatures remaining in the upper 90's, so no wonder these large elk were resting in the shade!

Elk under the tree

Elk Stretching to reach the leaves on the tree

There were many homeowners with cameras standing around taking photos.   This is not your normal neighborhood sighting!

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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Joan- These photos are wonderful. That's one brave cat! I think I'd scream if I saw a mountain lion on the other side of my slider. Amazing wildlife you have in Colorado!

Jul 29, 2012 11:50 PM #11
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Joan!!! Stay safe. That is pretty wild that the animals are blending in with our own community.

Jul 29, 2012 11:53 PM #12
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Yeah Joan, i don't want any mountain liion near my kitty at all...what a picture!

Jul 29, 2012 11:57 PM #13
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Joan,

Those are some really cool shots. We have deer coming into the yard, but never get any pictures of them.

I think the smaller "CAT" would loose in a fight. LOL

Great shots. Have a good day in Denver.

Best, Clint McKie

Jul 30, 2012 12:14 AM #14
William True
True Sarasota Real Estate - Sarasota, FL
Sarasota Real Estate

Good morning, Joan --- thanks for sharing the fantastic photographs of wildlife in Denver! I don't think that cat wants to let that elk inside.... Wishing you a great day in real estate and more!

Jul 30, 2012 12:19 AM #15
David Grbich
Realty One Group - www.FindCARealEstate.com - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Hi Joan - thanks for sharing the great photos - the mountain lion is incredible and would have scared the heck out of me!! Regards Dave

Jul 30, 2012 12:43 AM #16
Brian Rugg
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-966-3200 - Georgetown, TX
Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est

Hello Joan:


We have plenty of deer and wild turkey here in Sun City Texas, but a mountain lion at the back door may be going too far.

Jul 30, 2012 01:22 AM #17
Brandon M. Rearick
Caliber Home Loans, INC. NMLS 15622 Regulated by the Department of Real Estate 970-691-0122 - Longmont, CO
(LMB100015628 & NMSLR 279447) FHA, VA, USDA & Conv

Thanks for sharing Joan!  growing up in Estes Park, saw wildlife around me all the time.  They look so complacent and tame, but they are not.  As neat as it is to see wildlife down in Denver, that shows how massively we are in a drought here in the sate and how hot is has been.  Looking at the forecast, mid 90's for the entire week will put us at about 25 straight days.  So with the heat and the immense lack of moisture, there is not vegetation for them to eat, up in the hills.  So they are heading down to where they can get food.  I know there have been a lot of Bear sightings in Boulder and Lakewood, for the same reason.  I know this is all cyclical for the world, but it can be a bit scary.  Thanks for the pics.....nature is really neat!

Jul 30, 2012 01:30 AM #18
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Good morning, Joan. I enjoy all wildlife sightings as you saw from my last blog. That mountain shot would have been a bit difficult for me. I would have been afraid to see one in my yard.

Jul 30, 2012 01:50 AM #19
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Joan: Pretty amazing photos.  Having a mountain lion on the back porch would be pretty scary.

Jul 30, 2012 03:11 AM #20
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

That top photo would freak me out, having a mountain lion on the porch!

Jul 30, 2012 03:34 AM #21
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Wow!  Amazing photos, Joan.  Yes, teh mountain lion would cause my to freak out as Barbara-Jo said in her comment above. Here we just have deer and turkey.

Be safe.

Jul 30, 2012 06:01 AM #22
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Joan, my dog would definitely be barking at these critters. We have plenty of deer that he chases out of our yard.  My husband saw a bear in our yard last year...at first he thought it was a dog until it crossed the road.  It was a cub and was caught and returned to the forest.

Jul 30, 2012 08:17 AM #23
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

That mountain lion staring down the cat lifted all the hairs on my arms.  YIKES!  Well, good to know that you are well-equipped to deal with such things, Joan Cox!

Jul 30, 2012 08:33 AM #24
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

Joan, it looks like the cat had some concern. Great photos of the various animals in your area.

Jul 30, 2012 09:33 AM #25
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I know I can handle the rabbits and deer.  Heck, I think I could even play dead if a bear was nearby. . .But that Mountain Lion would make a coward outta me:-)

Jul 30, 2012 01:03 PM #26
Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner
Palm Realty - Melbourne, FL


Did you actually see elk while showing in Aurora?!?!?  I've seen them west in the foothills, but never that far east!


Jul 31, 2012 05:21 AM #27
Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner
Palm Realty - Melbourne, FL

Here kitty, kitty, kitty.... notice the bear in the background.

Jul 31, 2012 05:22 AM #28
Peggy Chirico
Prudential CT Realty - Manchester, CT
REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate

They look quite comfortable there! I had wild turkeys in my yard yesterday and thought that was cool. I think they were looking for water. It's always fun to see something different.

Aug 02, 2012 10:07 PM #29
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

That mountain lion and kitty went viral in Denver - made the evening news!    The elk were in a neighborhood on the West side of Denver, but in a large populated neighborhood.  

Aug 03, 2012 11:15 AM #30
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