If you encounter a wild animal or bird in need, it can be hard to know what to do. Wild animals can be very unpredictable if approached by humans, especially when they are frightened or injured.
Check to see if a baby bird or young animal has been orphaned before intervening – often their parent is hiding just out of sight, ready to return as soon as the human danger is gone. Unless there are clear signs of injury or sickness, it is best to call the RSPCA or your nearest wildlife rehabilitation centre before acting. Have a look at the following advice and contact information on our detailed pages below