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Contact for wildlife rescue?

From: Erin L.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 11:32 PM
From everything I've heard and read, you risk doing more harm than good by intervening. It's important to remember that being caught is a traumatic event for a wild animal. And then, there are plenty of ways to accidentally harm or kill them when trying to help... for instance, giving a baby bird water can easily result in drowning it. Honestly, I think leaving wild animals alone is usually the most respectful and helpful policy. I'm not saying always -- I imagine there are exceptions? -- but almost always.

>Hm.  I just left an area in Puerto Rico where a large either skylark or heron baby >bird was "abandoned by its mother" or so I was told.  Though, most afternoons I >saw a large bird circling the area along the shoreline as though looking for this >baby.  The bird was frequently chased by dogs and cats.  I got caught up with >activities off campus and forgot to seek assistance in getting this bird care.  >Should I call the local university and ask for their help since the campus where >this baby bird is will be closing down for a month or two?  Please let me know >what you think!

~~~/),,,*   rocolapel
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