Wondering about wild grapes

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wondering where that dang skunk is living?

Every morning, the last few days when I take the dogs out, we are greeted with that warm, pungent unmistakable odor of skunks. I know the drought has been really hard on animals, but I hope the skunks I smell have not taken up residence under my home.

I was planning on setting my live trap for the critter or critters that raid my garbage cans, but now I am hesitant, since the last thing I want to catch in my live trap is a skunk. That is one problem I would rather not deal with. I would have no idea of how to get a live skunk out of my trap. A few years ago, I used it to catch possums, which I relocated four or five miles away. I swear that they kept coming back; was tempted to paint their tails a bright color so I would know if they were returning or if I just had a whole bunch of them around my place.

Man has always had to share this planet with animals. Animals were around before man and they will be around after man is gone, so we should learn to live with them in a peaceful coexistence. Sometimes this is very hard if not completely impossible. Just remember what we had to go through just to let “The Pig” share our property with us. I still expect to see her when I go out at night. But no pig and I am glad no others have taken her place. I am sure wild pigs still pass through my place, but so far, none have taken up residence. Before the swamp dried up completely, I saw pig tracks around it.

That big old pig did do some good. It cleaned out most of the underbrush and snakes. I haven’t seen any snakes for a couple of years and I used to see them all the time. I used to see cotton mouths, copper heads, coral snakes and all kinds of non-poisonous snakes, but that was before the pig took up residence here. BTW, there are rattle snakes around this area, but I have not seen any since I lived here.

After reading all the comments on the blog I posted yesterday, I am getting hungry for breakfast. Now, what should I have?


  1. I hope like hell you don't have a skunk !! I had one under my house that died!!! Good Lord!!! Took weeks for the smell to go way. Get you some plain moth balls and place them out around and under any possible entry point of the house or even the out buildings. It will also run snakes off. If you don't like that idea, spend more money for some fancy name product and read the ingredients ,, same stuff.

  2. Did I ever tell ya bout the time.....there was a skunk outside and I went out and tried to shoot it with a little .32 automatic. Lesson learned....don't mess with a skunk.

  3. I'm just glad I don't have to deal with critters like that...yet! Possums I have, but no skunks!

    Hope you don't have to get one out from under the house!

  4. Ben, I don’t smell them now. I don’t have time today to get under the house and take a look, but maybe tomorrow.

    BB, Sometimes you got to learn the hard way, so thanks for the warning.

    HJ, would still rather deal with wild animals than live in a city.

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