A nocturnal animal out during the day may or may not be a problem. If a mother has babies in the den, she may be hunting. Animals can also be routed from their den accidentally and become disoriented until they find a new place.
If the animal does not appear injured, give it a day or two for reorientation. The problem may rectify itself naturally.
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