As summer approaches more Missourians will be taking advantage of the state’s many outdoor activities. While you’re out and about you may come across a wild baby animal. Shelby County Conservation Agent Kevin Lockard says it is best to leave them alone.

Lockard explains why a baby may be separated from its mother.

While Missourians are asked to keep their distance from wild animals, they are also encouraged to take a picture to share a unique moment with the state’s wildlife.