Each situation is different and beyond this key. As a general guide:
If the mother can be captured, her calls will attract the babies toward a net, box, or corral.
If the babies can be captured, place them in a tall, slim box (like one an upright vacuum cleaner would come in) 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 babies with her. If she doesn’t respond, the babies are already contained, and you can take them to a rehabilitator.
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