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DULUTH - As the weather warms up, you'll start to notice more wild animals popping up around your neighborhood.
Dianne Edgett of South Range is no stranger to wild animals roaming through her yard.
A mother and her three cubs pay her visit a couple times a year.
"She comes right out of the woods over here. In the flat spot, she likes to lay right in front of the house," she said. They're so beautiful, fun to watch. You don't want to run up and pet them. And you don't want to feed them on purpose."
That's exactly what Nancy Wolfe, president of the Wildwoods Board of Directors, wants people to know as animals start showing their faces in this warmer weather.
"The last thing we want anyone to do is to feed an animal or attempt to hydrate it in any way because there's a certain medical protocol that needs to be followed."
That protocol can only be handled by experts.
It's a lesson one caller learned, after they reported a fawn crying for its mother.
"He fed it and the fawn died. Its symptoms simply could not tolerate having food," Wolfe said.
Wildwoods also gets a lot of concerned callers this time of year reporting fawns simply lying down.
"If that fawn is lying down, pretty much with its head down, paws down and it's sleeping, it's all right. If it's lying on its side and it has files on it or it has an obvious injury then it's important to call a rehabber," Wolfe said.
As for baby birds leaving the nest, experts say it's natural for them to stay on the ground for a few days.
"That's when people get worried because they see the baby birds on the ground and they assume they're in trouble and they're not always in trouble."
They're simple tips to keep you and the animal safe.
As for people like Dianne, it's a foolproof way to share their territory.
"They're just so much fun to watch. You do have to respect them," she said.