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Getting rid of skunk
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Dian    Posted 09-15-2004 at 06:50:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is there anyway to discourage a skunk from hanging around my yard? We moved to the country in May so this is our first "skunk" experience. It seems to like digging up the grass between our garden and the bush. Really don't want to hurt the creature - just get him to go elsewhere for his meals.

Gordon    Posted 07-03-2006 at 06:07:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well I am not apposed to any method of getting rid of these nasty creatures. I was raised in the country and never had them living near my house. Thanks in a large part to my very large 4 dogs. Of course I am sure my poor dogs would say differnt. However I am renting a cabin in Colorado for the summer and have one or more of these nasty animals living out side. And they love to wake me up between 2 and 4 am with thier lovely scent. As in today my day off 4 am in the morning I get awakend by this smell that would kill most people. My eyes are burning and my nose is running. As I went out side with the only weapon I had which is a 38 special at this place to hunt this fine creature. All I got out of the ordeal was more smell, eyes burning and nose running. So at this point I will take what ever means nessary to KILL this thing and fast. I need my beauty sleep just ask my wife. And of course my wife and kids have never lived in the country so they are not liking this either. But they are asleep and I am a wake. Go figure. HELLLLLLLLLLP....What kind of bait can I use to lure this dude out and cap him?????

Vickie    Posted 04-13-2006 at 13:40:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi there! My 3 cocker spaniels have developed an affinity for these creatures. We have a fenced in yard and the skunk lives on the other side of the fence, took over the woodchucks den, has a home under the old log, and my youngest cocker just was sprayed this morning. She wanted to "play with the neighbor" but when she growled, the skunk reared it's bushy tail and let loose. Do you think she learned anything? NO!. Just a few minutes ago (1600), the skunk is back, outside and causing a raucious again with my dogs. The youngest, again, wants to play-she thinks it's a cat-go figure. We called DEC, they gave us a name of a "Nuisance Wildlife Controller" that trap them with a "have a heart" contraption-$50.00 for the trap and $50.00 for each animal it catches. I'm trying mothballs first. $2.00.

BOSS    Posted 09-15-2004 at 16:38:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
A Remington 10/22 works real good, and you don't have to worry about hurting him. He won't feel a thing. :)

Dave Frisco    Posted 09-01-2005 at 00:27:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I plan on wacking the skunk or skunks living under my house, i have run a hose attached to my diesel tractor to gas the bastards, but still they live. I cant take it anymore, ITS going to be them or me. What kind of food will draw them out at night, so i can blast them with an AK-47

Fern(Mi)    Posted 09-15-2004 at 08:26:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Send the skunk to ~Lenore in Tx. It would mMake a great replacement for her armadillo problem. (Grin)

~Lenore    Posted 09-15-2004 at 08:32:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey, I resemble that remark!
Dian, I appreciate the offer but I am not taking any more critters at this time.
Best of luck on finding a fragrant solution to your problem. ;-)

Peanut    Posted 09-15-2004 at 06:59:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your little stinker is hanging around and digging cuz he/she likes the grubs and other insects in the ground. A couple things worth trying:
1) Control the insects with insecticide. Killing the grubs also makes moles go away too. If you have a large yard, this may get expensive to do regularly.
2) Commercial skunk repellent is available. Some in granular form. Some in liquid form. I believe both use traces of urine from skunk predators (like fox). Sounds nasty but it is quite effective. Again, this may cost a few bucks to keep up on.

I don't know of any natural way to get rid of them if you are opposed to the "shotgun" method.

Red Dave    Posted 09-15-2004 at 06:57:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Like most wild animals, the skunk is just there for the food. Probably digging up grubs.

If you get rid of the food source, the skunk will most likely go away.

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