LENSC urges “hands off” approach to baby wildlife

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  • A fawn found lying quietly by itself with no mother in sight is perfectly normal. Deer do this to protect their young, as the presence of an adult would attract the attention of predators.
  • Young ducks and geese sometimes get separated from their families when following parents to water. Search nearby water locations and return the youngster to the family if possible. Ducks often nest miles from water, even in parking lots and suburban yards, and can successfully walk their babies to the nearest water on their own. Any attempt to assist them almost always results in separating mom from the babies or causing accidents as they franticly attempt to avoid capture.

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