If the babies can be captured, place them in a tall, slim box (upright vacuum-cleaner type) and set the box near the parents. Watch from a distance. The sound of the babies should attract the parents. Often the mother will come and knock over the box and take the baby(ies) with her. If she doesn’t respond, the babies are already contained; and you can take them to a rehabilitator.

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