Most Coloradans are accustomed to having encounters with wildlife. After all, our state is notorious for its rugged wilderness and numerous ranches. From wild animals like bears and deer to domesticated ones like cattle and horses, there is no shortage of animals for us to see. Still, when animals venture from their habitats and encroach upon the human world, the results can be unexpected.
Constant vigilance is the mantra for all drivers across Colorado.
A cow. A bull. A horse.
People who live in Colorado know that between the mountains and the plains, this state is home to a diverse population of wildlife. There are also massive farms and ranches where livestock can be found. The abundance of animal life here is awe-inspiring, but it does come with some hazards.
She stated in the aftermath of her accident that she was "freaked out a little."
A nightmare for drivers traveling on roads in rural Colorado is hitting a more than 1,500-pound bull. Hitting cattle can total your vehicle and cause serious injuries. After receiving proper medical care, you may find yourself asking who is responsible for the accident.
Readers familiar with the history of the United States will remember that there have been times when things got tense. Cattle ranchers in Colorado and in other states who felt they had a legacy claim to grazing land didn't take kindly to homesteaders and sheepherders moving in. There were some battles.
An animal doesn’t have to be exotic to be deadly. In fact, here in the U.S., the list of the animals responsible for the most deaths in the country is dominated by animals many may view as being rather ordinary and innocuous.
A media account from earlier this summer described it as a "terrifying accident."
Colorado is notably distinct from a number of other states for its variegated topography, which supports many different types of environments.