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What to do if you have found injured wildlife


If you have found injured wildlife the most important thing you can do is to keep it as quiet, dark and comfortable as you can. There are so many different scenarios you can encounter with injured creatures, as there are so many different animals out there that can be injured.


A couple of important things to remember:

  • Bats may carry a Lyssavirus which is related to the rabies virus, so it is best not to handle them unless you have been vaccinated.

  • DO NOT handle any snakes unless you are VERY certain of your skills in identifying a venomous from a non-venomous one.

  • Birds of prey have many weapons: a beak and two very quick feet with sharp talons. Beaks look nasty but it is the feet you really want to watch out for.

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