Don’t touch your hair.
A wildlife centre is inundated with baby bunnies.
The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society had 15 hares brought into its facility. Just because the babies are alone, doesn’t mean they need help.
“The message is that these little babies, often found in people’s yards, need to be alone,” director Andrea Hunt said.
What you should know:
- Young hares are easy to catch and appear helpless.
- Precocial at birth – fully furred, eyes open and able to hop.
- Mother hares’ natural behavior is to leave the young alone for most of the day, so her scent will not attract predators.
- Mother hares nurse their young only at dawn and dusk.
What you should do:
- If you find a young hare that is not obviously injured, leave it alone and do not handle it.
- If you find a hare in a dangerous place (parking lot, road) try to steer it, without handling it, to a safer location less than 150 meters from where it was found.
- If a dog or cat finds the hare, remove the pet, not the hare. – Sarah