To be successful rescuing wild animals, two things are needed. First, one must know how to conduct the procedures and practices necessary to safely handle the animals and keep them under control and also enough information about the animal itself to protect the rescuer from unexpected animal behavior that could be hazardous. All animals have some idiosyncrasies in their behavior which can completely alter the result of a potentially success rescue. For example, when trying to pick up a skunk, if you are aware that a skunk will warn you before it sprays, your chances of an odorless rescue is much better. Many of the books written about the art of rescuing wild animals tend to focus on the pickup of the animal rather than the actual approach and techniques to catch, contain and transport the creature. This book is designed to provide the reader with a comprehensive picture of the animal and its behaviors and also the techniques and procedures required to complete a safe and complete rescue. It covers not only basic information about the species but details behavior traits and any dangerous diseases that can be passed along by the animal to the human rescuer coupled to the how to information about actually handling the animal.

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