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From: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation [email@example.com] on
behalf of Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 8:24 AM
Subject: WildSide: Spring into Outdoor Oklahoma!
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Dear Wildlife Enthusiasts,
Springtime in outdoor Oklahoma offers an abundance of great things; one being newborn
wildlife. When spotted by wildlife enthusiasts, these young critters are best left alone.
There are many changes going on outdoors during the next few months. Some of these
changes, such as weather can affect the young of the year. Young birds and squirrels can
be blown out of their nests during storms. When you see fawns, birds or squirrels that
appear to be alone, distressed or in the need of help, their parents will often find and care
for them. The parents are typically nearby, but are not often seen by wildlife enthusiasts.
Most of the time, they are waiting for you to move along so they can care for their young.
In Oklahoma, most fawns are born in May and June. They become visible around mid to
late June. It is common for them to be left alone in a safe place while does feed nearby.
Interfering with fawns, and other species, can cause more harm than good.
Outdoor enthusiasts and others who care about wildlife want to help, which is a good thing,
but most times, the best help is leave young wildlife alone.
In some cases, it is illegal to pick up wildlife. Please visit our website for more information
on wildlife conservation in Oklahoma.
Don't forget to connect with us online!