The obvious list of Colorado wildlife might include the black bear, mule deer, and rainbow trout, but what about the lesser known, seldom seen species? Here's a look at some of the state's weirdest animals and some facts not commonly known about them.
Ringtail (Photo) Credit: Eden, Janine and Jim via Flickr
Pine Marten in Colorado (Photo) Credit: NPS/Eric Johnston Flickr
Porcupine in Colorado (Photo) Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region
Skink (Photo) Credit: David Morimoto Flickr
Bats (Photo) Credit: J P Flickr
Painted Turtle (Photo) Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region
Pronghorn (Photo) Credit: YellowstoneNPS Flickr
Sage-Grouse (Photo) Credit: Intermountain Region US Forest Service Flickr
Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.