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Question for skunk experts #7596634
06/02/22 11:35 AM
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A friend live caught a skunk in his henhouse (a female with sagging teats) and relocated her 4 miles away and on the opposite side of a 30 ft wide river. Would you expect that skunk to return? It would either have to walk upstream for a mile to a bridge or a mile downstream to a bridge..... or swim. Whatcha think?


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Re: Question for skunk experts [Re: beaverpeeler] #7596639
06/02/22 11:40 AM
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I dont know,but it wouldn't surprise me if it did return.
Black bears have returned when moved over 200 miles in a few weeks.

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Re: Question for skunk experts [Re: beaverpeeler] #7596644
06/02/22 11:50 AM
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Skunks, like other mustelids, swim well. They are born knowing how to swim. The skunk is probably already back with it's litter.



At 2:30 in this video, you can watch a newly mobile, very young skunk, swim well.





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Re: Question for skunk experts [Re: beaverpeeler] #7596742
06/02/22 02:56 PM
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Well, if that's the case probably end up back in the live trap in a few. Seems to like eating chicken and eggs.


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Re: Question for skunk experts [Re: beaverpeeler] #7597208
06/03/22 08:24 AM
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Will a skunk enter a cage trap after being caught once before?


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Re: Question for skunk experts [Re: wildflights] #7597215
06/03/22 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by wildflights
Will a skunk enter a cage trap after being caught once before?

Ive caught previously released skunks in cages though their only other options was to dig a new hole or starve. And those skunks never settle down in the cage so prepare to get sprayed.

Re: Question for skunk experts [Re: beaverpeeler] #7597369
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Skunks are almost as dumb as cats-they will get caught in a trap many times if you release them or they escape.


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Re: Question for skunk experts [Re: beaverpeeler] #7597380
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And someone would relocate a live skunk..................why............ ??????


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Re: Question for skunk experts [Re: beaverpeeler] #7597393
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illegal in WI to relocate skunk, has to be uthanized


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Re: Question for skunk experts [Re: RdFx] #7597405
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Originally Posted by RdFx
illegal in WI to relocate skunk, has to be uthanized


It's illegal here in Ohio too.

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Re: Question for skunk experts [Re: beaverpeeler] #7597444
06/03/22 05:22 PM
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Illegal in NC as well!


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Re: Question for skunk experts [Re: beaverpeeler] #7597512
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I got nothing to add. Just opened this to see who considered themselves skunk experts.

Re: Question for skunk experts [Re: beaverpeeler] #7597518
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ILLEGAL in michigan

Re: Question for skunk experts [Re: walleye101] #7597688
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Originally Posted by walleye101
I got nothing to add. Just opened this to see who considered themselves skunk experts.



I seem to be an expert at catching them in fox sets. grin


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Re: Question for skunk experts [Re: beaverpeeler] #7597694
06/03/22 10:52 PM
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Georgia must be euthanized, cannot relocate.

BUT, you can have one as a pet. As long as it is any color other than black and white.

Re: Question for skunk experts [Re: beaverpeeler] #7597710
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I've played around skunks quite a bit as a nuisance animal. Been inches away from them , grabbed wild ones with just gloves ( for just moments , but in the danger zone for sure)

Never.Been.Sprayed.

IMO opinion , at least 10 miles to release with low likelihood of return. Illegal to relocate here ' rabies vector species'


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