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Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Colorado
Western rattlesnakes, racers, garter snakes, muskrats, turkey vultures, pinyon mice, black bears, bison, mountain goats, beavers, Shiras' moose, snapping turtles, whooping cranes, otters, jackrabbits, canyon mice, skunks, ferruginous hawks, prairie voles, red-winged blackbirds, bull snakes, massasaugas, Swainson’s hawks, Canada lynxes, mule deer, prairie dogs, Mexican woodrats, white-tailed deer, pronghorn antelopes, minks, badgers, bighorn sheep, tree lizards, Southern red-backed voles, turkeys, glossy snakes, gray foxes, collared lizards, burrowing owls, elk, American red squirrels, coyotes, chipmunks, Texas blind snakes, porcupines, Western meadowlarks, deer mice, bald eagles, white-tailed antelope squirrels, Northern harriers, red foxes, pikas, mountain lions (cougars), martens, ring-tailed cats, mountain bluebirds, greater sandhill cranes, kit foxes, desert woodrats, kestrels, midget faded rattlesnakes, whipsnakes, variable skinks, hognose snakes, bobcats, cottontail rabbits and snowshoe hares are among the wild animals of Colorado.
Folklore, Legends, Monsters, Scary Stories, Ghosts and Myths in Colorado
The Slide-rock Bolter, a monstrous land whale of the Rocky Mountains; ghosts of the Historic Brook Forest Inn in Evergreen, including a stable hand, a chambermaid and a little boy, as well as Native American spirits in the surrounding area; the ghost of a woman in 1920s fashion, thought by some to be the Countess Pourtales, seen in the Broadmoor Resort and Hotel, Colorado Springs; hauntings in the historic Imperial Hotel and Restaurant (once the Collins Hotel) in Cripple Creek, including the ghost referred to as "George"; the singing and dancing ghost of the Fairplay Grand Historic Hotel, Fairplay; and the ghosts of a woman and baby seen in the Hotel Boulderado in Boulder, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Colorado.
The ghost train of Marshall Pass that has terrorised passengers on at least one train, as it approached them with unstoppable speed; ghastly spectral riders, the shades of a deranged ravisher and the partially eaten corpse of his suicidal victim Zecana, both on a phantom horse to which they were bound by the victim's vengeful husband, the warrior Ta-in-ga-ro, who drove the rapist mad with hunger and fear; the chest of gold doubloons buried by Spanish conquistadors before they were massacred in a canyon of the Purgatoire River; numerous hauntings at the famous Stanley Hotel, the inspiration behind Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining, in Estes Park; paranormal phenomena at the historic Hotel St Cloud (St Cloud Hotel) in Cañon City, including the ghost of a little girl playing with a ball; and how the Manitou blocked Oak Creek Canyon, with a huge rock from the sky, so that a Ute chief could escape with the wife that he had rescued from Arapaho raiders, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Colorado.
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