I have an intruder. An uninvited guest who is making quite the nuisance of itself. Due to the odor it’s leaving, I’m fairly comfortable in thinking it’s a skunk. Its taken up residence under my deck, causing my entire house to smell. I’ve asked for help in evicting it – a friend’s son is a wizard at dealing with such unwanted intrusions by local wildlife. Hopefully he can come over soon!
We’ve had such a mild winter the skunks have been out and about for most of it. They aren’t true hibernators. Instead they sleep intermittently throughout the winter and periodically wake to forage for food. I guess this skunk decided my deck was the perfect new home! Given the fact I have sunflower seeds and cat food available I guess I’ve made it too comfortable for him! I keep hoping the great-horned owls that are around will eat him. Owls are pretty much the only predator a skunk has.
If you’ve have skunks, how have you gotten rid of them?