DNR: Keep wildlife wild this spring

Young wildlife, such as these eagle chicks, should not be handled. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is asking the public to keep wildlife wild this spring.

INDIANAPOLIS — This is the time of the year when you may start to notice nests and dens occupied by young wildlife around your home. If you do, help keep wildlife wild by remembering the following if you encounter a young animal alone:

Adult animals rarely abandon their young. Parents often leave young unattended for long periods of time to gather food and may only return a few times a day. A nest or den without a parent present does not necessarily mean that the young have been abandoned.

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