If you were captured by a bear and taken to his cave and told in bear language that he was going to make you better you would not relax and many of us would die of shock. Animals are not cuddled in the wild and the only time another species touches them is when they are going to eat them.
All our wildlife is scared of us and shock kills. If you find an injured animal place it in a warm strong box so it cannot escape and maybe covered in a towel so it can hide and get it to your nearest rescue. Looking at the animals and talking to them will not help.
In the rescue of larger mammals such as foxes and badgers great care must be taken as they can both give serious bites. If you have no experience with either of these please phone your local rescue. It is important you make a note of where you have collected your patient from. All adults are returned to their own territory becuse if they have survived to adulthood they will now where to hunt and where to hide. In the case of deer contact your nearest rescue. Deer can seem drowsy after a road accident but may wake in your car and be less than happy. Only if you are sure an animal is is danger or injured remove and take him to your nearest vet or bring him to us or at your nearest wildlife rescue centre.
N.B. Do not put yourself or your family in danger when rescuing an animal. Call a rescue who will have experienced volunteers in this area and can give advic