- Associated Press - Saturday, May 9, 2015

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding people that young wild animal they might encounter should stay in the wild.

And not only can picking up young wildlife do more harm than good, it’s against the law.

Handling wildlife could also pose a threat to people because wild animals can transmit disease and angry wildlife mothers can pose significant dangers.

Some tips:

Scientists want to remind the public that deer and moose can nurse their young at different times of the day and they can leave young alone for long periods, but the mothers will return. Young birds on the ground may be out of their nest, but the parents will still feed them.

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