I am having a lot of trouble with a family
of skunks as of late.
I went to feed the cats
and in the garbage barrel where I keep the food was a skunk.
Lucky for me I didn't reach in and scoop some food up.
Well anyway the skunk ruined that bag of food and the barrel
Then I fed the Dog in his pen last night and when I walked
outside this morning all I could smell was skunk.
My pooch came up to greet me and I vacated the premises
Had to give him a bath and then used perfume to combat the
I have tried tomato juice and never worked for me,so I
The only way I have found to irradicate the skunks is by use
have-a-hart trap.Then you cover the trap with a blanket to
keep skunk from
spraying you.Haul the creature off to the woods and let them
You can also shoot them but they will spray all over the place
and then you have to dispose of a stinky animal,which is not
So the best way to keep skunks away is don't leave dog and
cat food where they can get
Below I have compiled some characteristics of the skunk.
Striped skunks are easily recognized by their characteristic
colors and pattern. The fur is black with a white stripe that
begins as a
triangular shape on the top of the head, forks into two stripes
that travel down the sides of the back, and usually merges
again near the base of the tail. Another white stripe runs
from the base of the snout between the eyes and ends on
the forehead. Stripe width and length vary with each
individual. Stripes sometimes occur on the tail, but more often
the tail is composed of both black and white hairs intermixed.
Mephitis mephitis is about the size of a domestic cat, with a
small head, small ears, short legs, and a long, fluffy tail.
Feet are plantigrade with five partially webbed toes.
Claws are longer on the front feet to aid in digging.
The skull is distinct from other carnivores in having only one
molar on each side of the upper jaw and two on each side of
the lower jaw. The upper molars have a characteristic square