In the springtime, everything comes to life – the sun is shining, the grass in our gardens finally grows high, little rabbits peek out of their nests. With this in mind, Ontario Wildlife Removal Inc posted a video warning us about how some of these things require our special attention to avoid any harm to animals this season.

Rabbit nests are usually very well concealed among lawns – they look just like patches of dead grass, but underneath, bunches of baby rabbits wait for their mom to come feed them. It is especially important to be aware of how inconspicuous a rabbit nest looks and to check the lawn for any before cutting the grass.

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Finding a rabbit nest full of little babies but with no adult rabbit in sight is also not a direct emergency. Mother rabbits are away from their nests for the most of the day, coming back to feed the babies a couple of times. If the babies are growing, and are being fed, the best thing to do is just leave them where they are to be further tended to by their mom and, once they are big enough, leave the nest and explore the world on their own.

Remember, if you ever come across an injured wild animal, it’s always best to consult a professional before taking action!