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Skunks
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mike    Posted 02-10-2003 at 07:27:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have skunks living under my shed and they are a major problem, all of us need a "have a heart trap" (the do have a web site) first thing is the "HAH" trap will not let them spray then you simply drop the trapped fellow in a large drum of water and drown it. I know it sounds mean but how many times has your dog cat etc. been sprayed, or you couldnt sleep at night because it stunk so bad?Its a wild animal nuisance, now use that anger and do what has to be done!!! Also MOTH BALL DO NOT WORK, THAT IS AN OLD WIVES TALE!!!! happy hunting Mike


Lynch in E.TX    Posted 02-10-2003 at 22:37:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My tally for bothersome critters grows all the time...Got squirrels as big as cats in the birdfeeders...now their tails are hanging in the barn...shot 2 opossums in the last 2 months before they had a chance to set up house...got rid of a skunk in December...and lately it's blackbirds and crows...blackbirds will empty the dog dish in an hour or 2, and crows are a pain, but are difficult to bag with a shotgun around here...won't let you get close...thank goodness I sighted in the .22 for the squirrels. All these critters were here before our dog got here...so it will settle down soon.


Clay    Posted 02-10-2003 at 17:06:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Been there done that and it ain't no fun.Dig a hole about fifty yards away from the house.Start putting meat scraps in the hole on a nightly basis.For dumb skunks you might have to make a scent trail from the shed to the hole.Use something like old chicken livers dragged in an onion sack for the scent trail.Once the skunks find the bait they will usually visit it every night just after sundown.You then have the chance to box trap them or shoot them.If you box trap them do it in an area you can get a car into.throw a blanket and then a tarp over the box trap and then run a hose from the tailpipe to the trap.Do not just throw a plastic tarp over the trap as the noise of the tarp will make the skunk spray you.I KNOW THIS FOR A FACT.Once the skunks are dead push them in the hole and bury them.This is stinky work but once they are buried the smell goes away.It will be night time when you do this so you might to leave your clothes out there too.


Rich    Posted 02-10-2003 at 09:56:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree that moth balls don't work, but I have found that a bottle of ammonia usually does.

Pour it under the shed and watch for your buddies to leave. be ready to close up their entry ways before they decide to see if the coast is clear.

I had a buddy who found that a skunk was living in his garage under an old dryer. He left him a pan of antifreeze to consume... he did not consider that the animal would crawl back under the dryer to die... He had fun cleaning that one up.

I have seen people use live traps with spunks and even successfully release them without getting sprayed... Good luck to anyone dealing with a skunk infestation.


mike    Posted 02-10-2003 at 07:33:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Im sorry folks the trap is spelled "HAVAHART" you can go to "apieceofcounty.com to buy one they are actualy on sale right now. Now go "git ya some"


kathy in illinois    Posted 02-11-2003 at 04:45:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
we caught a skunk in a havahart trap in the barn...the dog found him before we did...dog slept outside for about 5 days...honey put trapped skunk on the truck bumper with a bungie cord and released him somewhere on the way to work...skunk kept turning around and pointing himself at honey every time he came near.


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