Monday, July 1, 2013


What we thought was an abandoned baby skunk living under our shed turned into at least 6 baby skunks who really liked our yard.  I love animals and don't really mind the nocturnal kind that keep to themselves, but I love my kids more and the many friends that gather at my house.  Since these guys were quite comfortable stumbling around during the day, testing their natural abilities, we had to evict them.  It was the kinder choice since the nuisance guy would not only charge us $50 each, he would have to euthanize them  because no relocation area was available.   Needless to say, I got digging around the internet.  Thankfully, the first and least invasive appears to have worked...playing loud music in the shed 24/7.  However, your visitors may not be so accommodating, so you may want to trap and relocate, put mothballs in the area, or soak rags in ammonia around the den area, place motion sensor flood lights near the den, place flour at the mouth of the den and when the tracks show they've left for the night, block up holes with stone or buried chicken wire because they will dig. Last option is to humanely shoot them if local laws and your conscience allows. If you use mothballs or ammonia, do not let children or pets near the area!

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