Take care with wildlife offspring

Canada goose goslings feed under the watchful eyes of one of their parents. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Spring is on its way and with it comes new life. Baby wild animals will be coming into the world and as happens every year, get seemingly abandoned, lost or orphaned.Typically, most people’s first impulse is to try to rescue found baby animals. But before intervening, they need to determine if the offspring actually need help.Usually, it’s perfectly normal for wildlife babies to be on their own for much of the day as their mothers venture out to feed.Finding small rabbits or bunnies in a nest without an adult present is normal, since the mother only returns at dawn and dusk to nurse them. Rabbits usually feed their young only twice a day. Bunnies are colored to blend in with the grasses and plants where the nest is constructed. The little ones instinctively remain still and
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