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By Diane Sieker

What to do if you find baby wildlife


Last updated 4/13/2019 at 2:41am

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This juvenile barn owlet is delivered to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator after being discovered in the road.

You're weedwacking those pesky mustard plants and suddenly, you discover that you have exposed a nest of tiny little bunnies. They seem to be in danger and so helpless. What to do now?

Typically, people's first impulse is to try to rescue found baby animals. But before intervening, determine if they actually need help. Usually, it's perfectly normal for wildlife babies to be on their own for much of the day as mama ventures out to feed.

Finding bunnies in a nest without the adult present is normal, since the mother only returns at dawn and dusk to nurse them. Rabbits usually feed their y...

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