INDIANAPOLIS – Every spring, kind-hearted Hoosiers “rescue” an injured or seemingly abandoned baby wild animals and try to care for them.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife has one thing to say: Don’t do it.
In early April, cottontail rabbits and squirrels have young in their nests. If you come across a nest, leave it alone, even if you don’t see an adult animal around. The best place for these animals is in the wild, learning to fend for themselves.