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  • 228 W. Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

Mammal Rescue Instructions

Mammal Rescue Instructions

If the animal is not listed, feel free to contact our 24-hour wildlife hotline
at (631) 728-WILD (9453).

Remember, not all wild animals need our help.

A wild animal’s place is in the wild.

It is illegal to possess wildlife for longer than 24 hours without proper State and Federal permits.
If cats are threatening a baby animal, simply frighten the cat away before any reuniting of babies.

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Squirrels

Whether you’re a country bumpkin or a city dweller, you’ve all seen the antics of our most common squirrel, the Eastern Gray Squirrel. As with most animals you can usually expect to see baby squirrels, with or without their parents, …

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Raccoons

Raccoons are extremely intelligent and resourceful creatures, possessing a seemingly boundless curiosity. They are able to adapt to a wide range of environmental situations, whether it is backwoods wilderness or urban cityscape. These traits have allowed raccoon to flourish under …

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Rabbits

The Eastern Cottontail Rabbit can be found in almost every type of habitat and breed in our area from early spring until September. The average size of the litter is 4-5 young. The nests are commonly found in areas where …

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Opossums

One of the most fascinating creatures to share Long Island with us is the Virginia Opossum. These nocturnal creatures occupy a special ecological niche as North America’s only marsupial. Although we may only rarely catch a glimpse of a live …

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Foxes

Consider yourself lucky to see a red fox in your backyard! They are extremely smart and wary creatures. Although they are canines, they are very feline in behavior at times. They can climb right up fences and branches when you …

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Deer

The largest and the most controversial mammal indigenous to the remaining forests of Long Island’s East End is the white-tailed deer. This creature finds it easy to live near humans and is quite adaptable to our rapidly changing geography. Unfortunately, …

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Bats

Bats are yet another fascinating and often misunderstood animal which call Long Island their home. Bats are the only mammal capable of real, or powered, flight. Almost all of our bats are insect eaters and they will emit high-frequency calls …

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