Springfield Colorado
Local Wild life

Once in a while the wild life will venture into town and some actually live here on a regular basis. If you leave dog food sitting out on your porch for you pooch, and he does not eat it all up, you may have a skunk who decides to move in under your house.

Cotten tail rabbit

Cotten tail Rabbits live all over the city of Springfield.

prairie dog

Prairie dog picture taken at Two Buttes Mountain.

Deer on hwy 160

Deer grazing along Hwy 160 to Walsh

Turtle

Turtles hang around and are seen in the annual turtle races at the fair.

Mountain Lions

Mountain Lions do live here, though rarely seen. They don't live in the City. This is a picture of Black Hole, but I added the lion digitally.

antelope by gloria Jean

The crops are starting to grow. This is east of Pritchett. The Antelope gave me a classic pose in the field.

Bear climbs Power Line in Walsh CO

Bearly Hanging On


Baca Weekly, May 24, 2006

A rare site in Baca County, a brown bear was sitting on top of a highline pole just north of Walsh on Friday, May 19. (2006)

A call was recieved at Walsh Town hall at about 8:00 a.m. reporting the bear on top of highline pole on County Road 43. Soon an audience had congregated to witness this unusual scene. The Colorado Division of Wildlife arrived at about 9:00 a.m. to assist with the rescue of the bear. The bear, who was extremely nervous, calmed after the Wildlife officials established a 3/4 mile perimeter to clear the area.

The bear climbed down from the pole about 1:00 p.m. short of the 3:00 p.m. deadline the DOW had established to tranquilize the bear. After climbing down the bear headed northeast, and the DOW followed to ensure the bear stayed out of trouble.

Picture: compliments of a Baca Weekley Contributing photographer..

 

Prairie dog moves to town

Above:A Prairie Dog was spotted at Main and Tenth Avenue. He was packed and looked like he was trying to move in.

Fox in Springfield Colorado

A very large Red Fox was seen crossing a west side Springfield Road.
Raccoon, at 10th and Tipton.


Above:
"A large raccoon




Rainbow over grain elevator in Springfield Colroado

Where is
Springfield Colorado?

Springfield is located in the southeast corner of the state. We are a farming and cattle ranching community with plenty of sunshine, and usually have mild winters. Our summers are normally hot and getting hotter each year. Springfield.

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The historic Town of Springfield is a Statutory Town that is the County seat and most populous town of Baca County, Colorado, United States