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WI DNR warns people to leave young animals alone

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MADISON (WKOW) – With an increase of animals giving birth in the spring, Wisconsin wildlife officials want to remind people to leave any young animals they encounter alone.

Department of Natural Resources biologists say people may spot baby animals that look as if they are alone and vulnerable in the woods, but their mothers are normally nearby and watching over them.

State and federal law prohibit the possession of live wild animals without a license or permit.  People can only legally possess a wild animal for up to 24 hours to transport it to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

The DNR says if people find an animal that truly appears as if it needs some help they should call the agency and leave the creature alone.

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