Colorado is one of the few states where you really need to be on your guard for wildlife just as much as you do other drivers – whether it means dodging pronghorns that reach speeds of 60 m.p.h. out on the eastern plains, whitetail or mule deer at night, or any number of wild critters along the state’s mountainous highways that can range from bobcats to bears. Adverse weather can also bring more wildlife to the roads, because it’s a natural place to travel in search of food if layers of snow have been removed.
“It’s going to be obviously most dangerous at dusk and dawn,” said Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager Cody Wigner. “This time of year, the days are getting shorter and people are commuting to and from work at those times.”
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