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Two Fawns (see the 2nd?): Photo Credit Calvin Wakefield

If You Care Leave Them There: Don’t Move Wildlife

In the spring, it is not unusual to see young wildlife that appear to be alone. Before you attempt to help – STOP and remember that it is best to leave wildlife where they are found, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

“Taking wildlife out of their natural environment and bringing them into your home often takes away the animal’s ability to then survive in the wild, where they belong,” explains Kaitlin Goode, wildlife biologist and program manager of the Georgia WRD Urban Wildlife Program. “In most instances, there is an adult animal a short distance away – even though you may not be able to see it. Adult animals, such as deer, spend most of the day away from their young to reduce the risk of a predator finding the young animal.” Continue Reading Here….


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