Identifying a wildlife casualty, particularly a very young one, can be difficult. Baby birds rarely look anything like their adult counterparts, and a very young fox cub for example has dark chocolate-brown fur rather than the rusty-red colouring of an adult fox. Below are a few of the animals which often arrive with us as unidentified or
misidentified casualties.


Starling babies – note the huge mouth of the younger one in the photo.

Fox cubs look more like puppies at a very young  age.

Believe it or not this is a baby pigeon!

Blackbirds are often mistaken for thrushes when young.

Grass snake

Leverets are born eyes open & fully furred. Compared to rabbits, their fur has a different texture & a wavy appearance.