Casa Grande National Monument Warnings and Dangers

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    Bats~Sign Posted

    by Yaqui Updated Sep 6, 2011

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    Bats and other wildlife are common at Casa Grande Ruins. Recently a large amount of bats have taken residence inside the "Great House." As a result of this large increase in bats you may have the chance to see them, hear their clicking/chirping sounds, and also notice guano (bat droppings) around the buidling.

    Public Health and Safety tells us that the colony of bats living inside have tested positive for rabies.

    Risk is very low:
    DO NOT try to touch or capture the bats.
    Let the rangers know if you see any on the ground.
    If you do touch one, Let the Ranger know immediately!

    Casa Grande Ruins NM
    1100 W. Ruins Drive
    Coolidge, AZ 85228

    The park is in Coolidge, Arizona, about an hour-long drive from either Phoenix or Tucson. From Interstate 10 take the Coolidge exits and follow the signs to the park entrance.

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    Do NOT Feed the Squirrels

    by Yaqui Updated Sep 5, 2011

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    I live in the moutains, but lived in the desert too. As cute as some folks think they are, you do not want to get bit by one of them or get into the habit of approaching humans. Lets keep them safe and your family safe.

    Casa Grande Ruins NM
    1100 W. Ruins Drive
    Coolidge, AZ 85228

    The park is in Coolidge, Arizona, about an hour-long drive from either Phoenix or Tucson. From Interstate 10 take the Coolidge exits and follow the signs to the park entrance.

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    Damage and Vandalism

    by Basaic Written Oct 13, 2008

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    The walls of the ruins are fragile; please stay off the walls to help preserve them for future generations to enjoy. In the 1800s Casa Grande was a big tourist attraction. Unfortunately, people took souvenirs, scratched their names on the interior walls, and vandalized or accidentally damaged the structures. In 1892, Casa Grande became the nation's first archeological reserve.

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