DNREC recommends leaving wildlife be


DOVER — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control encourages the public to resist the urge to “rescue” wildlife, particularly deer fawns, they might think have been abandoned by their parents.

Almost always, that’s not the case, DNREC reports, adding these animals are usually waiting for a parent to return from foraging or from a nearby vantage point.

“Removing fawns from the wild can be stressful for the mother and be detrimental to the future of the young deer, since they cannot learn directly from their parent on how to survive in their natural environment,” said Sam Millman, Delaware deer biologist in the DNREC division of fish and wildlife.

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