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On Baby Raccoon Question, Expert Advises To ‘leave Wildlife In The Wild’

Bill WellockMay 24, 2019

An interesting question popped up recently on the “Mountain Top News Chatter’ Facebook group:

“Found a baby raccoon crossing road in golf course. Way too little to be away from its mom. What do I do?”

More than two dozen comments came back with all sorts of thoughts and advice on the situation. Many people said the proper response was to leave it alone or call the Pennsylvania Game Commission. A few people expressed a desire to keep the animal.

The original poster later said that she would call a Pocono wildlife refuge.

Springtime is a boom time for wild animal births, so people may more frequently encounter the animals, game commission spokesman Travis Lau said.

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