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Baby Wildlife Season Underway

Posted at 6:25 PM, Apr 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-30 18:25:45-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — It’s baby season for wildlife in Kentucky, and people around Lexington say that they’re seeing more foxes, deer, birds and other critters.

Some worry about the safety of their pets during this season, but experts at the Kentucky Wildlife Center are trying to dispel those misconceptions. Founder Karen Bailey said that foxes, coyotes or even large birds aren’t looking to go after your pets.

“They are more active because they are trying their best to raise their babies, so a lot of them are out looking for food,” said Bailey.

She said that it’s still important to keep an eye on your dogs and cats and make sure that they aren’t getting too close to any wildlife den or nest.

Bailey said that it’s best for you to leave the baby wildlife alone too. She said that while most folks usually mean well, you should only intervene in certain circumstances.

“If you see wounds or bleeding, heavy parasites ticks, fleas, maggots, the baby is crying approaching you, these are all signs that the baby may actually need to come into care,” she said.

If you aren’t sure what to do when you see wildlife, call the Kentucky Wildlife Center.