Those are squirrel babies! What Do I Do If I Find a Baby? It’s morning. Walking through the woods, you spot a baby bird crouched down behind a rock. What do you do? (Choose A,B,C or D…) A: Take it home! You’ve always wanted a pet. B: Throw rocks at it.
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What do you do?
(Choose A,B,C or D…)
If you can’t see its nest, you should
► Make a nest for it.
However, if the bird is injured, you should ► Call the Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
What are the worst things you could
EVER do to a wild bird?
Here, eat this.
I just got the cutest bird today! I named him Oscar…
It was just a goldfinch! How could I resist?!
A baby raccoon! Where’s its mommy? What am I going to do? Oh no!!!
What if this were You?
What would YOU do?
Here, let me see if you’re okay.
I need to use the phone!
If it isn’t injured, try to put it back in its nest or den. Once there, wait for its mother to return. If she does not in a couple hours, call a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
Special guidelines apply to some animals. Click on any animal below to learn its exception!
Do not touch a bat!
Bats can carry rabies! If you are bitten, you’ll have to get shots!!
If you find a bat on the ground,
► Call a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, because that’s unusual behavior
Baby rabbits are safest in their nest. Its nest may be a small hole covered with grass.
If you find a baby rabbit out of its nest,
If you cannot find the nest,
Most likely, an “orphaned” raccoon is not really orphaned. A mother raccoon might leave her babies in different locations.
If you find a baby raccoon,
If it’s still there in the morning,
If you treat wild animals with respect,
you could be a hero!
Next time you find a wild baby, think twice before picking it up.