Little and Helpless

Little and Helpless

Or are they?

Little, yes. Helpless, NO! Young hares (White-tailed Jackrabbits and Snowshoe Hares) are born fully haired, eyes open and eating grass. They may be tiny and look helpless but Mother Nature has provided them with a fur coat and an instinct to stay still and camouflaged. The mother only joins up with the young at dusk and dawn to nurse them and the family go their separate ways once again. Hares taken into captivity almost always die from the stress so leaving them with their very capable mother is always best.

If you think a wee one is in immediate danger, or perhaps injured, please call us for advice at 403-728-3467.

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