G&F: Leave Wild Babies Alone

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(photo courtsey of Wikipedia)
(photo courtsey of Wikipedia)

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has sent a friendly reminder to the public to leave baby animals alone.

During the spring time, it's not uncommon for moms to leave their babies somewhere and come back frequently to feed them, and sometimes people mistake this everyday occurrence as the mother abandoning the young.

A media release from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department asserts that almost never happens. Whether its an unattended nest of baby birds or a bigger mammal, like deer or antelope, the odds are the mother knows where her baby is and will come back.

In the rare instance the mother is known to be dead, the best thing to do is notify the Game and Fish Department. It's against the law to keep wild animals as pets.

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