While enjoying the open space and parks, you may encounter many different types of wildlife.
Bear, coyote and lion attacks on humans are rare. Unexpected encounters with wildlife can be prevented by talking or making noise to warn bears, coyotes and lions of your presence. Keeping your dogs leashed and controlled helps to prevent conflicts between pets and wildlife.
Remember to stay alert and aware of your surroundings. Viewing wildlife can be exciting and requires caution.
If you wish to report a sighting, call the Castle Rock Police Department nonemergency number, 303-663-6100, or Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Northeast Region Service Center, 303-291-7227
For general information or to schedule educational presentations, contact Natural Resource Specialist Barbara Spagnuolo by calling 720-733-2294 or byemail.