WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
Wildlife Watch Hotline
The Wildlife Watch Hotline brings in many calls this time of year.
This year, in particular, we’ve had many fawn calls. We try to connect
people to wildlife rehabilitators. Please see the R.O.C.K. section of
the Wildlife Watch Binocular inserted into the C.A.S.H. Courier.
Many folks who call worry that Mom won’t be back. We have to convince
them to delay action until they know that Mom won’t be coming, and the
chances are excellent, that the mother will return. We get many calls
thanking us for putting their minds at ease and telling us that the
mother returned and lead her offspring young one away. If a fawn seems
comfortable, just leave him or her alone.
We were gratified to get the following e-mail recently:
We followed your advice, about leaving the baby alone!!! We did a lot
of watching ... it was right in front of our home under a tree and near
the rocks in the photo. It stayed with us for about 2 days, and we were
so worried, but we hoped that the mom was coming by at night or when we
were not around. We never did get to see her. A male deer was feeding by
it and didn’t even know it was there. When he discovered the baby he
jumped!! (the male jumped not the baby) It was so funny. He sniffed
around for a quick minute and went back to feeding. We were going to
give it one more day and then call you back but it left in the late
afternoon...hopefully with its mom. We did see a mom one day later with
2 babies, hopefully it was our little guest.
Thanks for the advice.
Valley Cottage, New York
WILDLIFE WATCH NOW HAS A MNEMONIC TOLL-FREE NUMBER:
866 – WILD HELP
Please call if:
YOU ARE A WILDLIFE REHABILITATOR:
Let us know who and where you are, and any information that we can
have about the animals that you take in for rehabilitation, and a little
about your facility. We’ll be happy to post your information and
eventually do a story about you. If you have photos and stories, please
ONCE WE HAVE TWO A-C-T-I-V-E REHABILITATORS IN A COUNTY, WE WILL PAY
FOR A YELLOW PAGE AD.
YOU ARE IN THE NY LOWER OR MID HUDSON VALLEY AREA:
Please call to be connected with the rehabilitators in the area.
YOU WILL VOLUNTEER TO TRANSPORT INJURED OR ORPHANED WILDLIFE TO
YOU ARE A REHABILITATOR AND YOU ARE PLANNING TO GIVE A PRESENTATION,
We will be happy to post your event on our websites.