Wed. Jun 12th, 2024

NM DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND FISH ADVISES THE PUBLIC TO LEAVE BABY ANIMALS ALONE THIS SUMMER

CLOVIS (KSMX)- The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish wants to remind the public to leave alone any deer or antelope fawns, elk calves, bear cubs or other wild animals they may find when coming into the summer seasons.  You might think it has been abandoned, but in reality, the mother is typically a few hundred yards away, officials stated. In most cases, the best thing to do is just leave it alone and quietly leave the area. Returning a young wild animal to its natural environment after its been carried off by a human can be very difficult and may not work in many cases.


For more information about living with wildlife in New Mexico, please visit the department website: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us

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