What do you do when you encounter wildlife?
Hold up your thumb toward the animal
If it is larger than your thumb, you are too close.
Living With Wildlife
Do your part to keep the wildlife wild. Most dangerous and potentially harmful encounters occur because people fail to leave the animals alone. Use the Rule of Thumb to honor each animal’s innate sense of what constitutes a safe distance between themselves and humans and pets that might pose a threat. If you ignore the internal boundaries of wildlife, their behavior may change. They may be stressed by needlessly expending energy to keep away from you. Encroaching on their space can prevent them from resting or feeding. It may even trigger aggressive behavior. Never try to approach wild animals.
Pick up Your Sticker Today
You can stop by any of the following locations to pick up a sticker:
Airport Information Desk (in Baggage), Aspen Airport
CPW Area Office: 0088 Wildlife Way, Glenwood Springs CO
Pitkin County Open Space & Trails Office, 530 E Main St, Aspen, CO