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  1. Patrick Larkin

    Patrick Larkin Screenwriter

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    My dog got zapped by a skunk for the second time this week tonite. Apparently, there is a skunk in my yard somewhere. My dog was freaking out at the back corner of my fence - barking and clawing. I got her to come in the house and -zoosh- the skunk smell everywhere.

    This skunk is obviously nesting back there somewhere but if I go after it, I might get skunked! What the hell should I do about it? We had to shampoo the dog with skunk shampoo twice this week and it always after 10:00 - pretty inconvenient!
     
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    when I was a kid we had one in the neighborhood, I seem to remember animal control trapping it with a live trap, maybe you can call your local animal control office and ask if they can help, or offer some suggestions? Well, other than shooting it [​IMG]
     
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    What's wrong with shooting it?
     
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    Another skunk story.......

    I recently contracted a major remodel of a home including knocking out walls and extending the kitchen area..... the lady spent about 100k on this remodel and really put some "show class" cabinets in and entered the home into the Southern Living mag......

    A week after we were done, "something" got under the house and the husband, thinking it was a possum, set a trap.... when the "something" was caught by the trap, it sprayed everything........ that's is when they found out it was a SKUNK.......

    This lady couldn't show her house for a couple of weeks and even then, it smelled like someone had really burnt some major toast..... Those skunks are bad news.......
     
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    No dog here but isn't the "traditional" idea was tomato juice??? Not sure if that's an old wive's tale but I've heard about it somewhere...

    Maybe try some stainless steel

    or silica. [​IMG]

    Jay
     
  7. Patrick Larkin

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    Smell isn't the problem. We got skunk shampoo for the dog. I just don't know how to get it/kill it. It skulks around at night when I can't see it. I look around in the spot in the daytime and never see it.
     
  8. John_Bonner

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    Patrick,

    Check the area where you think the skunk nesting. You may have grubs. They are little white worms that chew up your lawn pretty bad. Skunks like to dig them up and eat them. If you do have them, throw down some Grubex which can be found at Home Depot.
     
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    Patrick, you should be find that skunk as I am told that skunks had been known to carry rabies. This is not good for domestic animals and humans.

    Had you checked your dog whether it has rabies?
     
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    "Haw-haw, mon cherie, eets Pepe Le Pew. Let me show you how a Frenchskunk can love a woman!! What's that?! A gun?! I fart spray in your general direction!!"
     
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    Do skunks serve any beneficial purpose in the circle of life, or are they just plain evil? They're basically rats that stink.

    I vote evil. [​IMG]
     
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    Eliminate their source of food... the skunk is visiting your house each night for a meal. Skunks are scavengers and will go after trash and old food (so check trashcans in the area). The grub issue mentioned above is another possibility. Cover yourself fully with old cloths/gloves/facemask before poking around to find the skunk.

    Calling animal control is another method...
     
  15. John Madia

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    Try this site:

    http://www.havahart.com/nuisance/sku..._solutions.htm


    I've used their live traps to trap squirrels and a mole but you'd have to be suicidal to try to trap a skunk with one. If the methods in the above link don't work then call animal control. Keep your dog on a leash or inside until it's gone.
     
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    Skunks are sweet-tempered and they eat termites and other insects. I had a pair living under my back porch for a year and they were fine. Never bothered me and never sprayed. Just be loud going out of the house and give them space and they won't bother you. Their eyesight isn't so hot either. If you let them know you and the dog are coming out they'll come to know the schedule and learn to avoid you.
     
  18. Patrick Larkin

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    Thanks for the tips. I've been accompanying the dog outside each night and making sure she doesn't go to the area where she was sprayed.

    I'm moving in 2 weeks so I'll let the next guy deal with it.
     
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    Just hire Pepe le Pew [sp?] to come mac on your skunk.
     

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