On my way over to the office at The Appenzell Inn, a shadow was moving under a Ponderosa tree near the Pool Deck. Soon a very feline shape emerged but it was too big to be a domestic cat so I assumed it to be a Bobcat, -but couldn’t be sure. I kept watching as I passed the Pool Building and sure enough, there was a smallish Bobcat coming around the other side and passing between me and the office door. Upon seeing me, it reversed course and ran around the other side of the building and then later it was heading back to where I first saw it.
I have the distinct feeling that the Bobcat was after one of our resident rabbits or chipmunks, which is a good thing. We love having the critters around but there are limits.
Many folks come to Estes Park, Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park to enjoy and study the many species of wildlife that make this beautiful area their home. Some of the animals are predators and some are prey, -that’s the way life is and seeing it first hand is a real world education.
Having a good basic knowledge of what to expect when you arrive in Estes Park is helpful, and hopefully your Estes Park hotel has people on staff to help with your questions.
We have lived in Estes Park for over 30 years and learn something new about the area almost on a daily basis. We and our staff at The Appenzell Inn are happy to help all of our guests come to the same appreciation of the area that we have. So give us a call or book on-line; every day has it’s own rewards but first you have to get here. Thank you.