Babies, babies and more babies!
With wildlife baby season right around the bend, it's important to remember the following;
· Keep your distance from wildlife, take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints
· Don’t assume a baby animal in a field is abandoned, the mothers leave them while they are out foraging for food
· If you suspect a wild animal is injured, do not approach! Wild animals that are injured will be more defensive due to their injuries, contact your local ACO
· If you suspect a baby animal has been abandoned, don’t pick it up or attempt to rehabilitate it, best bet is to always call your local Animal Control Officer
To reach your local ACO, contact your town/city police department, (it may be the officer on duty). (You can also try a State Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, but it's always good to call your ACO; https://wildlife.state.nh.us/wildlife/rehabilitators.html)