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Overpopulation of Skunks

get rid of skunks

Tammysmom:

Anyone else notice that we seem to have an overpopulation of skunks?  Lately there’s a lot more odorous and destructive animal activity in our city, and more skunk road kill.  Usually, we only notice skunks in this area as we’re driving through a particularly odorous section of road and figure some fox was stupid enough to challenge a skunk.  But, over the last couple of months, I’ve noticed a lot more dead skunks in the road.  If there are more dead skunks in the road, there must be more skunks in the area, right?

Snickerguffaw:

True.

Runninmaster:

Hey, yeah, I’ve been seeing the same thing!  I think you’re right, we have an overpopulation of skunks around here.  I go running pretty much every morning and I’ve even seen a couple scuttling across the path.  Good thing I’ve got my running light or I mighta been sprayed!

Retirednhappy:

Well I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought that.  I had one by my deck the other night.  Looked like it was digging for something, but I didn’t feel like going out to chase it off.

Tammysmom:

You had one by your deck?  Scary!  Makes me wonder if I should be more careful about letting my daughter go out and play outside after dinner.  Do you think any are rabid?

Retirednhappy:

Doubt they’re all rabid, but you can’t be too careful.

Runninmaster:

Yeah, I wouldn’t risk it.  If you’ve got some crawling around in your yard, I say get some help.

Snickerguffaw:

@Retirednhappy  If you got em at your house, there must be something they want.

Tammysmom:

@Snicker  It’s not like anyone puts out skunk food.  I’m beginning to think it’s just that we have more in the area, an overpopulation of skunks, for some reason.  So, we’re more likely to see them around our neighborhoods.

Snickerguffaw:

@Tammysmom  I’m just saying they’re gonna go after what they like.  Pet food, garbage, a mouse, whatever’s around your house.

Retirednhappy:

I assure you there are no mice in my house.

Runninmaster:

I still say get a professional to come in and trap the skunks around your house.  No use letting them dig up your yard or making a den under your stairs or something.

Retirednhappy:

@Runninmaster   You’re probably right.  Better get rid of the skunks now instead of having to repair damage later.  My knee just won’t let me do much around the house anymore.

Snickerguffaw:

Maybe they can get rid of your mice, too.  Juuuuust kidding, dude!

Tammysmom:

I just looked online.  I believe we have an overpopulation of skunks in the area because of the new subdivisions going up.  It used to be nothing but empty fields over there, so their habitat is probably being disturbed.  It looks like the best thing to do is to make sure garbage is secured, and don’t put pet food outside.  Basically, take away their food and water sources in our neighborhood.

Runninmaster:

Thanks for the info.  Will that get rid of all the skunks, then?

Tammysmom:

@Runninmaster  No, but it’ll help keep the problem down.  Looks like the best thing to do is to get a professional wildlife trapper to get rid of the skunks around your house.  Just like you said.

Retirednhappy:

Sounds good to me.  I’ll be calling tomorrow.  Night all.

Tammysmom:

I’m off, too.  Good night, everyone.

Runnimaster:

I have to get out and run tonight before bed.  Chat with you tomorrow!

Snickersguffaw:

Peace.

1 comment to Overpopulation of Skunks

  • Natasha

    My landlord feeds over 30 skunks and the smell is making me and my kids sick but he keeps laughing about it he has 63 cats and you have to watch where you walk because of all the poop and because of the amount of money he spends on food the bills are not being taken care of and it really bugs me because 1 thing it’s not healthy and another the power is in his name I don’t know what to do because if I say something I will get kicked out of my place please help

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