The Department of Natural Resources is warning everyone to be extra cautious when it comes to wild animals that are injured or orphaned.
The department sent out a release Monday, following weeks of controversy over a Connersville couple facing charges for rescuing an injured fawn. Those charges were eventually dropped.
Still, officials warn wild animals can scratch, bite and often have dangerous parasites on them. Some animals may appear to be abandoned, but are not. Injured animals can be dangerous and all wildlife can spread disease.
The DNR said there is a right way to deal with those animals and the best thing to do is call them.
The DNR has rehab experts trained to handle injured wildlife. They will also issue special rehab permits to qualified individuals.