Caught a skunk

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

  1. ChickenDoodleDo

    ChickenDoodleDo Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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