Spring must be getting close. I woke this morning to
the wonderful smell of skunks. NOT! Did you know that the biggest predator of
skunks is cars? By the number of skunk
road kill I saw this weekend, they must be coming out of hibernation. Good sign
of spring coming, but not a good sign for us. Living out here in the country is
great. Wide open spaces, wonderful fresh air. That is till the skunks show up.
My hubby has a live trap behind our storage shed. He usually catches 3-5 skunks
a year. He takes them for a ride to see the country side and then lets them go
.Friends think he is re-trapping the same skunk again and again. I don't think
so. I have read skunks do not have a homing instinct. I know they are good at
keeping rodents and snakes down. But I don’t like them in my yard. Did you know
a lot of people keep skunks as pets? Can’t image that. And did you know that
there are four different types of skunks in North America? We have the common
type in our area, the striped skunk.
You can read more about skunks here. Very interesting reading.