If you come across young wildlife of any species please do not touch or pick up
Most of the time these creatures are NOT orphaned. 'Baby' birds can leave their nests and be on the ground while still being cared for and while learning to fly. Rabbits will dig shallow nests for their young and cover them with grass. These nests often times uncovered and discovered while mowing your lawn. You will rarely
see the mother rabbit, she will only return to the nest for very short periods of time to feed her young. If you find a nest in your yard please keep dogs restrained and cats indoors until the babies leave the nest.
Human interference with young animals threatens their survival both long term and short term.
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