HOLDEN – As the weather improves and more people get outdoors, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife issues a reminder when dealing with young animals.
“If you care…leave them there”. That’s the message from Maine Game Wardens.
Authorities say they stand a much better chance of survival when they aren’t disrupted by humans.
Even if you believe they’ve been abandoned, in most cases, the mother left them to look for food, and will return.
“Unfortunately, people see that and think the animal is in distress, and they’re really not. There’s a lot of noise the babies will make, and there’s a purpose for that, they’re reminding their parents they’re still here” says Maine Game Warden Shannon Fish.
“We get folks that see that and hear that and then they’ll want to do something with it, what we ask is that you don’t do anything”
If you think an animal has been orphaned, you’re asked to call Inland Fisheries and Wildlife or a game warden to report it.