Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by muddychicken2, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. muddychicken2

    muddychicken2 Chirping

    I have been having a skunk come around trying to eat my barn cats food shows no aggression towards the birds or cat. I was wondering what were some ways to repell skunks. I think he is blind because i walked in on him tonight and he didn't spray or run away.


  2. bigoledude

    bigoledude Songster

    Jan 16, 2011
    SE, Louisiana
    A .22 long rifle repels them pretty well!
  3. littleoak

    littleoak Chirping

    Sep 26, 2010
    Ashmore IL 61912
    The skunk is probably not blind. Some don't care about being seen and will do nothing until provoked. It is best to try to get it gone by whatever way you choose.
  4. dirtydozen

    dirtydozen In the Brooder

    Dec 16, 2010
    Here in Texas, skunks are known to be a carrier of rabies. If he's not running from you, he may be sick and needs to be disposed of. I will dispose of every one I see on my property. Bigoldude is right, a .22 will take care of it. I prefer a shotgun from a safe distance. I keep all feed sealed in a container and what is out to feed is up on a table. I've tried bright lights in the shed and in the coop to keep those pole cats away but it hasnt helped. I have found a skunk and our cat in the shed at the same time, eating from the same feeder.
  5. muddychicken2

    muddychicken2 Chirping

    Thx for all the help guys i think i found a solution but ill see how it goes ill update you with the news.[​IMG]

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