I found a baby animal. What should I do?
If the baby animal is hurt or sick (bleeding, shivering, vomiting, attacked), call a wildlife rehabilitator. For a list of rehabilitators in North Carolina, visit ncwildliferehab.org. To report a wildlife violation, call 1-800-662-7137. If the baby animal is okay, see if you can find the nest or den. If it’s intact, place the baby in it. If not, place the baby in a shallow box close to where it was found. Watch for the mother for 4-6 hours. Stay completely out of sight, since the mother won’t return if there’s any sign of people or pets. If the mother returns, leave the area. If not, call a wildlife rehabilitator. For more information, visit the Animal Rehabilitators of the Carolinas Web site at www.arcwildlife.org.
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