Caught a skunk

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ChickenDoodleDo, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. ChickenDoodleDo

    ChickenDoodleDo Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 8, 2012
    My wife arrived home after dark and saw a skunk skulking about the chicken coop. I had found unknown animal dung nearby a few days earlier so I went out there and baited a live trap with some honey ham leftover from thanksgiving. The next morning, Mr. Skunk was in the trap! I put a tarp over him and moved him away from the chicken coop/run before I let the chickens out. That night, I drove about 5 miles away and let him go near creek. I didn't get sprayed, the skunk survived, and my chickens are free from a predator. What a good day!
  2. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2012
    Not getting sprayed is major cause to celebrate![​IMG]
  3. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2012
    Most skunks are pretty used to people and are unlikely to spray. They have learned to live with us.
  4. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2008
    SW New Hampshire
    I caught a skunk last spring while I was trying to catch a fox (which I eventually caught..yeah!)
    I was terrified it would spray inside my car (I don't have a truck to transport it) but it was fine. I did line the back of the car with plastic, and kept the trap covered the whole time as a precaution.

    Oddly, the fox really DID stink up the car, far worse than the skunk.

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