What to do when you find a wild animal that needs help

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What do you do when you’re driving and come across a wild critter like a bird or a squirrel that’s been hurt?

As helpless or hurt as they may seem, you should never take wildlife into a home like a pet.

What you should do is contact a licensed animal rehabber, like Emily Nelson who shared her experiences caring for injured little critters like squirrels and opossums. 

In Texas, you can find an animal rehabilitator on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website here.