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Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
  • DNREC reminds residents not to rescue wild animals

  • DNREC's Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding wildlife watchers not to rescue young wild animals.
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  • DNREC's Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding wildlife watchers not to rescue young wild animals.
    DNREC has provided a list of precautions to take with both juvenile and adult wild animals:
     - If you see a young animal alone, watch from a distance to see if its mother returns, which could take several hours. 
    -Some wild animals can be unpredictable and sometimes dangerous, especially if they are in pain. They also can carry parasites or illnesses that can affect you or your pets, such as rabies. If you must handle any wild animal, wear gloves and use extreme care. 
    - Remember that it is illegal to raise or keep any wild animal in Delaware.
    For more information, call (302) 739-9912.

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