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Submitted by rebecca on June 10, 2014 – 10:41 amNo Comment

Game and Fish: Don’t touch newborn wildlife

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds people to keep away from newborn wildlife now that it’s springtime.

Game and Fish officials say don’t pick up newborn animals. Picking up newborn animals not only can be harmful to them, it’s against the law.

Wildlife managers say most animal mothers hide their young and return periodically to feed them or nurse.

They say people who find young birds and animals often mistakenly assume that newborns have been abandoned, but that’s rarely the case.

Game and Fish officials say people who find a fawn or other newborn animal and know the mother has died should contact the nearest game warden, biologist or Game and Fish office.

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