Do not relocate

In all cases, you are strongly advised not to relocate small urban wild animals far from where they were captured. Even if you move an animal, it is only a matter of time before another animal moves in to take its place if the food and shelter to which it had access are still available. Moving an animal does not truly solve the problem; it is only the beginning of a vicious circle. Specialists also agree that animals should not be relocated even if they seem healthy. Relocation always carries the risk of introducing new diseases or parasites into previously disease-free regions, and this can have important consequences for public health, farming and the conservation of threatened or vulnerable species.

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