Do not approach any large and powerful animals such as foxes, deer, badgers or swans. They need to be handled by experienced wildlife rescuers only.
Observe from a safe distance close by.
Call for advice on the best course of action for its welfare.
If safe to do so, approach the bird or small animal and try to contain it in a strong cardboard box lined with newspaper or a towel. Using a towel or blanket to throw over it may prevent it from fleeing or flying away.
Use gloves when handling wildlife and be careful – they will be afraid of you and can peck, scratch or bite.
Do not be tempted to care for it yourself or keep it at home – it is much more likely to die.
It may be suffering, in shock, or developing an infection and you would not know. Birds and animals mask pain - they need specialist treatment and experienced care and feeding to maximise their survival chances.
As soon as possible place it in a warm, dark and quiet place and take it to a wildlife rehabilitation centre.
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CALL YOUR NEAREST WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTRE FOR ADVICE