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Event Category: Connecting People with Nature
Date of Event: March 22, 2014 (Saturday)
Time of Event: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Event Site: Bombay Hook NWR
Event Description: Delaware Wildlife Rehabilitators Presentation – Spring Babies
When you find a baby animal, wildlife rehabber advises “If you care, leave them there.” Along with flowers and showers comes another sure sign of spring: baby animals. If you look, you see them in fields, parks and sometimes your own backyard – a mother fox with her kits, a mama goose with a parade of little goslings, maybe even a doe with her fawn.

But what should you do if you come across these wild babies with no parent animal nearby? “Wait, watch and see before you interfere,” advises Dawn Webb, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator with the Delaware Council of Wildlife Rehabilitators and Educators (DCWRE). Licensed rehabilitators take in hundreds of orphaned wildlife each year brought to them by well-meaning citizens who find them. “In almost every case, these animals should be left where they are found. It’s not unusual to see a baby animal alone, but what you often don’t see is its mother, who is most likely nearby and waiting for you to move on,” Webb says.

The presentation will offer advice on how to help wildlife and what to do if you encounter a wild animal. For more information on DCWRE, visit www.dewildliferescue.com

Geographic Region: US - Northeast
State/Province: Delaware
Contact Information: Tina Watson, Outdoor Recreation Planner
Bombay Hook NWR
302-653-6872 or tina_watson@fws.gov.
Event URL: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Bombay_Hook


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