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Reader photo: Staying close to home

UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

A moose calf stands next to its mother on the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge June 25, 2019. The photographer used a telephoto lens so as not to disturb the animals. (Buck Domitrovich / COURTESY)
A moose calf stands next to its mother on the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge June 25, 2019. The photographer used a telephoto lens so as not to disturb the animals. (Buck Domitrovich / COURTESY)

A moose calf stands next to its mother on the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge on June 25. The photographer, Buck Domitrovich, used a telephoto lens so as not to disturb the animals.

With area wildlife giving birth in the spring, babies abound. As cute and cuddly as they may seem, it’s important to leave the little critters alone. Touching wildlife can be dangerous – to humans and the animals. What’s more, getting too close to them in hopes of snapping a perfect picture stresses them out and disturbs their natural rhythms.

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