DNR: Stay Away From Baby Animals

The Dept. of Natural Resources is advising people who come into contact with baby wildlife to leave it where it is, even if the animal seems to have been abandoned. This is the time of year wildlife bear their young, and while it’s tempting to take home a baby raccoon, DNR officials say they are wild animals and as they get older they will exhibit wild tendencies like biting and scratching. There is also the potential to pass rabies to humans. If they are turned loose, they won’t be equipped to survive in the wild.