- Aug 4, 2011
I've found a few threads about skunks as predators on here and read the thread on skunks at the learning center. I will say however, that with reading what I could find I came to the conclusion that my recent predator problems could not be a skunk. The MO was the same as this member of the weasel family (missing head and innards missing from the body) but none of the posts or articles made it seem like the skunk was really the culprit in the end. So my husband I set out to catch ourselves a coon. Checked the camera, snares and live trap this morning and who is the shocking culprit: a skunk!!! I'm here to say with photographic proof (will be uploaded if I can find the time today) a skunk has been responsible for the death of four of my young chickens. All of them beheaded and their innards eaten. He dug underneath our gate-the one weak point and went into the coop. He left no smell to indicate that he had been there only the beheaded remnents. I don't know how many of you have similar experiences but don't write off the skunk as a predator.