For most of those people who are in love with all furry creatures, you might not see the difference between cuddling with your cat or picking up a possum in the yard. However there are some things to be aware of when it comes to handling wildlife.
Maybe you’re on the other side of the fence and you really have had enough with the critters entering your home and personal space and think you can get them out of there on your own with your bare hands. You might want to reconsider.
Here why you shouldn’t pick up wildlife with your bare hands, no matter what!
You Will Likely Get Bitten
Unlike your cat or dog which has been domesticated and welcomes the caress of your hand, a wild animal will likely fight back and it’s first instinct.
Wild Animals Can Pass Diseases
If they do claw and bite you trying to get free the chances of you getting cut and that getting infected are great. What’s worse, many of these can carry diseases like rabies.
Mothers Reject Babies Been Touched by Humans
For some wildlife like birds and deer no longer will care for their young ones if they have been handled by humans so be careful in your moment of wanting to get close, you could be putting that young animal at risk.
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