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Leave young wildlife in the wild: Young animals are rarely orphaned, so leave them alone this time of year

A black-tailed deer fawn in Lincoln City last month after being put back where it was found by someone who picked it up, assuming it was orphaned. IMAGE PROVIDED

Put it back. That's the advice you're likely to hear if you bring a young wild animal home to ”take care of it”-and you might get a warning or citation from Oregon State Police, too.
 Oregon's deer and elk give birth from May through July and many other wildlife species also bear their young at this . . .

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