- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Wildlife officials are reminding people to leave wildlife alone after someone who thought a fawn was abandoned picked the animal up and it had to be euthanized.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Joe Lewandowski told the Durango Herald (https://bit.ly/29vsFeM) that the unknown individual took the animal to the Humane Society.

Lewandowski said the fawn’s mother had hidden the animal in La Plata Canyon while she went to forage.

He said fawns cannot be rehabilitated and that picking one up is essentially a death sentence.

The fawn was euthanized Saturday.

Lewandowski said this is the worst possible outcome of people negligently interacting with wildlife.

He said anyone concerned about an animal should call Colorado Parks and Wildlife.


Information from: Durango Herald, https://www.durangoherald.com

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