The water tubs that are installed for wildlife was thoroughly appreciated by the bears who took a dip and had a fun day in the water
We have a lot more in common with wild animals than we think. And when the HRCA Backcountry Wilderness Area released pictures of what animals are up to, this became even more evident. When there is no supervision and they think no one is watching, animals behave just like we humans do.
Taking to Facebook, the HRCA shared pictures of a bear family enjoying a fun day out in one of their water tanks. Centennial Water owns wells in the Backcountry that is now providing groundwater to the community as a supplement to Highlands Ranch's surface water rights, especially with water scarcity. The post read: Habitat = space/shelter + food + water. Water is the limiting factor in the Backcountry as there are no natural water sources. There are some ponds created in the previous 100 years by the previous ranchers, but those are typically dry by July in a normal year.
These water bodies are providing water to not just the bears but also the birds, squirrels, raccoons, porcupines, hawks, falcons, eagles, even mice as well as the deer, elk, bobcats, and mountain lions. All creatures great and small are benefitting from the additional water resources and it has made the Backcountry an even more valuable wildlife conservation area, read the post. They also shared about 50 pictures taken on September 19, of three bears taking a dip in their water tank.