Do not take unnecessary risks!
Human safety must always come first, observe the situation from a safe distance and take pictures.
Removing a wild animal from its natural habitat could potentially do more harm than good. Before attempting to intervene, please make sure the animal actually needs your help.
Contact an Authorized Wildlife Custodian as soon as possible if you are unsure or unable to determine if a wild animal is in distress or in need of intervention. Clear pictures and video can be extremely helpful for assessing situational details and the animals condition.
What you are witnessing may be perfectly normal behaviour. Look for signs of distress:
Weakness or unconsciousness
Vomiting or diarrhea
Discharge from the ears, eyes or nose
Large patches of missing/damaged feathers, fur or shell
Foreign objects stuck to or wrapped around the body or limbs
A deceased parent or siblings nearby
Blood or bleeding
Open wounds or exposed skin
Fly eggs or maggots
Cat attack - even without visible or obvious wounds
Hindered movement, broken, injured or missing limbs.
Shivering or non-stop crying
Any of theses signs mean the animal needs immediate help!
The next step is getting the animal secured and safely contained until you can find help for it. If you already have it contained, contact an Authorized Wildlife Custodian as soon as possible.