072615 family feeds rodents
Photo by Erin McIntyre

Alicia Schoborg, Xena Schoborg and Scot Inskeep of Eckert feed peanuts to the chipmunks and squirrels that live in the rock wall behind the observatory at Land’s End.

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Generations have ignored warnings about feeding wild animals when it comes to the cute rodents of Land's End

Before we get into this “uniquely western Colorado” activity, I have a short disclaimer.

I would NEVER advocate for the feeding of wildlife. Yes, I’m well aware that it’s illegal and, quite frankly, wrong to feed people food to animals that should be completely self-sufficient in their links in the food chain and their habitat.

And, honestly, feeding wildlife is just not very smart. Look at the bears in Aspen, addicted to human garbage can smorgasbords. No good can come from feeding wildlife that is meant to be wild. I’m one of those people who won’t even leave a sandwich crust at a picnic table.

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