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When to “Rescue” Baby Cottontails

By | 2009-09-26T16:00:43+00:00 September 26th, 2009|Baby Animals, Blog, Mammals, SF Bay Area, Wildlife, Wildlife Rescue|

It's the end of nesting season for many animals, but cottontails breed year-round. Cottontail babies are often rescued mistakenly. It's important to assess the situation before you take the babies anywhere. Cottontail mothers leave their offspring for most of the day, feeding them only in the morning and at night. Like fawns and fledgling birds, the babies have not been abandoned in these cases.