Late summer and early fall bring more opportunities for wildlife viewing. Usually we observe the deer, bear, mountain lions, foxes, coyotes, rodents, snakes, bats and birds from a distance. On rare occasions we have the opportunity to see them at closer range. If you see wildlife near, or in our buildings, please report the sighting to security by calling x1139. Security, Maintenance staff, Boulder Animal Control and Mountain Parks and Open Space Rangers work together to manage wildlife issues.
This time of year we may begin to see bear scrounging for extra calories in advance of hibernation, foxes and coyote searching for food and snakes hunting rodents or just sunning on the rocks. Soon the deer will be in rut and become more aggressive.
On rare occasions, snakes have been known to enter the building from the basement levels in search of those rodents. Keep your distance from all wildlife and report unusual or aggressive behavior to Security x1139.
Wasps and bats can be more active and sometimes aggressive in the autumn months.
Wasps' nests in or on UCAR property should be reported to security x1139 or maintenance x1120
Bats found inside any UCAR facility should be reported to security x1139 or maintenance x1120. Do not disturb or touch any bat.
These wildlife species are sharing their habitat with us. Let’s avoid causing trouble for them by remaining observant, watching from a distance, keeping trash secured from the bears and reporting unusual behavior.
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