Mistaken abandonment: Saskatchewan wildlife expert says to leave bunnies alone

Despite a natural “urge to help”, the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation is reminding residents to avoid interfering with wildlife especially in urban areas.

Executive Director Darrell Crabbe said it happens all too frequently, especially when it comes to jackrabbits known to grow their families in the spring.

He said he expects to see more and more rabbits this season, as the animal is reaching a high point in its population curve.

“We’ll be seeing a lot of them over the next few years. At the end of the day, they are wildlife and have to be treated as so,” Crabbe said.

“Just like white-tail deer fawns, rabbits are genetically predisposed to just sit there quietly for a whole day when they are put in that position by their parents.

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