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Relocating a DANGEROUS SKUNK
« on: September 26, 2022, 08:06:04 PM »
... to a better place.

Well, they can be dangerous!! I just about had a heart attack when I thought a tweetie bird was the skunk!! Really, he had to go. There are always dogs here,  and Skunks and Dogs, never the two should meet.  I'm sure it was a better place he went. I imagine there are angels. :)


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Re: Relocating a DANGEROUS SKUNK
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2022, 08:25:56 PM »
I have given many skunks the same swimming lessons and there was never a smell from any of them.  Armadillos can't swim either.
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2022, 11:14:05 PM »
Neither do chipmunks.....

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Re: Relocating a DANGEROUS SKUNK
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2022, 01:01:00 AM »
Neither do squirrels... I'm over run with chipmunks and squirrels.  Somebody decided to chew up the seat on one of my camp chairs trying to get the thin foam rubber out.  So I set out several 5 gallon pails half full of water.  They hang down to drink and sometimes slip in.  Get and average of 2 a day.
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Re: Relocating a DANGEROUS SKUNK
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2022, 03:10:30 AM »
some will run a hose of exhaust under the tarp and they will go to sleep, and not wake up.  If that seems more humane to you.  I have shot them, and it not always as quick as one would hope.  he needed to be gone, and it good that you did not take even the skunks life for granted.  
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Re: Relocating a DANGEROUS SKUNK
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2022, 07:39:04 AM »
He/she was really a beautiful animal, but it's conduct made it obvious he had chosen poorly on where to winter up. Sorry Skunk.
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2022, 08:24:05 AM »
@Jeff you are a lunatic getting that close! The b@lls on you are insane, well done!

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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2022, 10:00:19 AM »
I've taken an old/small tarp and laid it over a skunk in a box trap, then just picked the trap up by the handle and put the trap in the back of the truck to relocate, and no smell.
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Re: Relocating a DANGEROUS SKUNK
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2022, 12:01:50 PM »
   I have caught them by the tail and hauled them off and released them. Done properly they cannot spray. Done improperly you get shots at the bite location and 4 shots in the arms and hips (1 per week). BTW - the co-pay for rabies shots was $800. I don't know what the current rate is. (Don't ask!)
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2022, 12:19:34 PM »
You guys are bonkers. My old childhood dog would fairly regularly get sprayed in the middle of the night and that's as close as I ever want to be. 
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2022, 12:33:53 PM »
Walking with the dog several times and had several times kid gets sprayed and off we go and off he goes. Usually laughing like crazy when the kid is running his snout across the ground after hes sprayed.

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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2022, 12:36:18 PM »
I felt bonkers, but better me than the dogs. 
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Re: Relocating a DANGEROUS SKUNK
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2022, 01:43:58 PM »
   The week before we got married my wife's German Shepherd got sprayed. They heard the dog whining outside so they opened the door to let her in and she ran through the entire house before they found she had been sprayed or before they could catch her and take her outside for a very detailed scrubbing. Of course the house also had to get detailed right when my MIL had plenty of other things to occupy her mind. 
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Re: Relocating a DANGEROUS SKUNK
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2022, 02:52:40 PM »
I've taken an old/small tarp and laid it over a skunk in a box trap, then just picked the trap up by the handle and put the trap in the back of the truck to relocate, and no smell.
Chuck, "relocating" usually results in the animals slow death instead of a fast humane one.  This also pretty much applies to squirrels, opossum, raccoons and rabbits.   Bears, deer, turkeys, they can abide being moved and survive.  Very few small animals can.   
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« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2022, 03:32:20 PM »
the trick is getting a live fearful skunk out of a trap without getting sprayed.  then how far do you have to take them so they do not find there way "home".  how many times do you want to trap and move the same animal.  a bite from a rabid animal is of course deadly if not recognized and treated.
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Re: Relocating a DANGEROUS SKUNK
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2022, 04:53:13 PM »
I have had to dispose of many skunks around my home over the years. Tried to shoot them with a 22 but they always sprayed. Went to a 12gauge shotgun with #6 or 8 birdshot. Works great! Over in an instant for them and no spraying.  Tried a few times to convince them to leave but they dont listen. :-[
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Re: Relocating a DANGEROUS SKUNK
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2022, 05:01:53 PM »
Apparently most humans, even on facebook understand the incompatibilities. I shared the video on a u.p. group I'm in absolutey knowing I was going to get hammered. Nope. Not once. So far....
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« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2022, 05:12:01 PM »
your unease was apparent, and I felt your pain in that the skunk was just being a skunk.  It is good to be humble and not take any joy in doing what you needed to do, to claim that property for yourself and family.
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« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2022, 07:47:07 PM »
When I get one in a live trap, I just drag the trap several hundred feet away from my house and buildings, and use the .410 to dispatch. Come back the next day to empty the live trap. Pulling them in the live trap, they just go along with the trap and do not spray.

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Re: Relocating a DANGEROUS SKUNK
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2022, 08:45:35 PM »
BT,

   Now you've hurt my feelings. :( ;)



    I never used a stick or pole like this guy shows (and don't care for the ending) but it does show you can hold one without getting sprayed. You do have to shake them down sometimes as they will twist around and if they reach their tail with their front feet they will climb/pull themselves up and bite your hand. 

   I have caught many, many wild animals by hand and never had the heart to kill it afterwards. I have no problem dispatching a skunk, coon or possum but the ones I caught I relocated and released in a safe area away from where it was causing problems. 
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