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Public Encouraged to Avoid the Urge to ‘Rescue’ Young Wildlife

Staff WriterCulture, RSS-Culture

Wildlife watchers in Delaware this time of year are apt to happen upon young animals, particularly deer fawns, that appear to have been left alone, even abandoned in their natural environment – and “So tiny, so helpless…so cute!”, they look very much like they need rescuing by a kind public hand or two. Almost always, that’s not the case – rather, these young’uns are waiting for a parent’s return from foraging or from a nearby vantage of keeping a close eye on them. Thus, DNREC’s reminder: If you find them alone, leave them alone.

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