Beware! Wild Wildlife in Summit County, CO

Real Estate Agent with Christie's International Real Estate - Summit Colorado

If you’ve been in the mountains looking at available properties for sale in Summit County, Colorado, keep your eyes and ears open for the awakening wildlife this spring. Wildlife officers are offering their annual advice as black bears and other wildlife begin looking for food following months of hibernation.

Bears will almost certainly return to a location they have found easy meals. This can change the bear’s behavior and habits. Note that wildlife can only be trapped, tagged and relocated once, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers do not want to have to euthanize wildlife. The best way to keep these interactions at a minimum is to follow some of these recommendations:

  1. Wait to put your trash out until the day of pick up
  2. Don’t fill bird feeders
  3. Completely burn-off grills after cooking
  4. Use bear-proof outdoor dumpsters


Curious about what it would be like to own a home in Summit County, Colorado? No matter what type of real estate you’re interested in, Krystal Knott with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty know what it’s like to live and own a home in Summit County. Contact her at 970.333.0116, or email at to ask questions about the market, tour properties for sale in Summit County, Colorado, or search the MLS yourself for a dream property in the mountains:

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Comments (3)

Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I bet those bears are very hungry after their long winters nap!

May 09, 2017 09:40 AM
Susan Hale
Re/Max Realty of Defiance,Inc. - Defiance, OH
Re/Max Northwest Ohio Realtor

and I worry about deer/rabbits eating my flowers.  I would never live near bears, poisonous snakes and other dangerous critters ......  yikes!

May 09, 2017 09:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh yes, I've heard of these and seen pictures from our daughter, who lives in Dillon. Pretty scarey. And of the moose, as well.

May 09, 2017 11:24 AM