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Have you ever spent time outdoors only to come upon wildlife that seems to be injured?
Our first reaction is usually to assist. But Richard Hilebrun, with Wildlife Diversity says not everything is what it seems. Take mother birds, for example.
18—A lot of birds will fake injury to draw you away from their young—and their nest. And so it’s actually a really neat adaptation. You’ll spend 30 minutes, 45 minutes following this –quote—injured mother around, and in the process she’s led you well away from her young.
Sometimes you really do come across an animal in need. In those cases you must exercise reason and caution.
16—If you know that it’s injured—because you know what you’re looking at—you can take it to a wildlife rehabilitator. In Texas, the only people that can nurse young back to health are licensed, permitted wildlife rehabilitators.
Because it’s summer, most of us are outdoors more, which increases our opportunities to come into contact with wildlife…tomorrow…how to get the most out of these close encounters.
07—The best thing to take with you when you go out into wildlife habitat is something to enjoy wildlife with. A digital camera..a pair of binoculars…
Find contact information for wildlife rehabilitators on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.
The Wildlife and sport fish restoration program supports our series and is celebrating 75 years of funding diverse conservation projects throughout Texas…
For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.