leverets recovering well with Burnham-On-Sea wildlife carers
wildlife carers are looking after these two tiny leverets - baby
hares - at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill.
two leverets - along with another sibling that sadly didnt
survive - were discovered in a garden in Taunton.
building work nearby, the home owner was concerned about their wellbeing,
so made the decision to bring them to Secret World.
seeing a hare in his garden, the home-owners dog brought three
baby hares or leverets into his kitchen over a period of a few days.
believed the leverets lost contact with their mother and nearby
building work forced them to make home in a garden close-by.
be given a chance of survival, small hares are reliant on the colostrum
from its mother the first milk that contains antibodies,
which is to be very important for the animals survival.
carer Marie Denton was one of the carers tasked with assessing the
three weak animals on arrival.
said: "Sadly, the first baby didnt survive but the other
two are doing well. We doubted the other two babies would survive
as they had also not received their vital milk from their mother.
However, thanks to the home owners decisiveness, they were
brought into Secret World just in time."
we really like to leave youngsters for the mother to find them,
but it would appear that the hares moved into the garden because
of all the construction work close to the site. With this and the
additional danger of dogs finding them, the safest place for them
is to be with us."
hope that by the time they are ready to be released, the building
work will have been finished and they can return to the area where
they were found."
2017 Secret World rescued 174 hares and rabbits. Members of the
public who would like advice on how to look after wild animals or
would like to report injured wildlife should call 01278 783 250.
Two baby hares, which escaped being harmed by building work are
recovering well at Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill