Leave young animals alone

CDFW reminds public not to interfere with infant wildlife

While it’s never a good idea to interfere with wild animals, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife released a public statement reminding us that it’s particularly important to leave young wildlife alone. Each year, state wildlife-rehabilitation centers receive around 400 to 500 fawns from well-meaning members of the public who assumed they were abandoned. However, fawns often remain in one spot for hours while their mother is feeding; seeing one alone doesn’t necessarily mean it has been abandoned. Before taking action, Butte County residents should call Bidwell Wildlife Rehab Center at 343-9004 for guidance if they encounter an abandoned or injured animal.