I live in a typical residential area in Oregon.
We have a skunk who comes thru about once a week and
stinks the place up.
I have a whole house fan that I use in the evenings
to "reset" the house for the next hot day.
By the time I smell it in the living room, the
bedroom smells like skunk.
It's in the city, so discharge of firearms is not
I'm thinking about wiring up a stun gun for his enjoyment.
What's good bait to use for skunk?
Other options? I'm not against murdering the critter, but
I'd rather just reroute his trek thru the neighborhood.
I've caught two of them on separate occasions in a Hav-a-hart trap
baited with peanut butter.
I released them as I was after groundhogs and raccoons which were
They say that they will not spray when confined so I guess if you could
throw something over the trap like a blanket you could pick them up and
transport them. I'd probably only risk this in the back of a pickup truck.
What gets the skunk excited? A few weeks ago I was out in the woods,
hopped over a little creek and almost landed on a skunk. I froze,
thinking things were about to go sideways. The skunk contemplated the
thing suddenly blocking his path, hung a left, and ambled off to find
someplace else to cross the creek.
The bottom line of the anecdote is the skunk didn't have any more aroma
than a house cat. A pissed off skunk is another thing entirely.
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