When it comes down to it, most people are good at heart. We all have instincts and for a lot of us, that means doing the right thing even when no one is looking.

Unfortunately, that's not always a good thing according to Idaho Fish & Game.

Ignore Your Instincts

If we're being honest, we're not always great at advice but this time, it's not coming from us. Idaho Fish & Game is warning people who like to venture out into the woods, to not help animals in the wild.

Idaho Fish & Game shared an important message for animal lovers on their site.

"Every spring, Fish and Game receive calls from well-intentioned humans who claim to have 'rescued' baby animals that they assume were lost, abandoned, or orphaned," they wrote.

"While these folks typically mean well, the sad reality is they are often doing more damage than good when they intervene—and typically, mom was not far away to begin with."

Some of us have kids and especially with daughters, this can be a tough task.

"Dad, can we keep it? I'm worried it'll get lost and eaten," said every kid ever.

We're sad to say that not only is this a bad idea, but it's illegal. Idaho Fish & Game talks about letting wildlife do its thing, especially the mothers of these "helpless" baby animals you might see in the wild.

"If you find a baby bird, duckling, gosling, deer fawn, or other critter, the best approach is to leave it undisturbed," says Idaho Fish & Game.

So, what should you do if you can't live with the idea of leaving a baby animal alone in the wild?

"Fish and Game employees are happy to take calls about apparently orphaned or injured animals, answer your questions, and when it is absolutely necessary, retrieve animals."

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