Killing Skunks...Talk to ‘em like a prom date

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  1. BiggestT

    BiggestT I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    then inject them.:D



    Got a skunk that dug under patio deck. Had an early arriving guest arrive in the wee hours this am who got a visual. Getting a live trap today. No sweet talk from me. That fucker is getting a pellet in the head or the descending device.:cool:
     
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    kindafishy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    if you use a live trap it will like spray when you shoot it. what i heard is to get a tote from walmart that will cover the trap when turned upside down. rig it with a rope and pulley above the trap. once the stinky little fucker is in there, you can lower the tote over the trap. then i heard that co2 welding gas with a hose going to the tote and once he was covered and somewhat sealed up, turn on the co2. nice and peaceful. same thing they are doing with chickens now for the newcastle deal.
     
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    If you've ever been sprayed by a skunk like my dog and i were you would not get anywhere close to it.My dog got the worst of it but i got enough of it to choke me and then vomit.If you think it stinks from a distance being up close is a hundred times worse.We both stunk for 3 days even after tomato juice and beer baths,baking soda,showers,soaps etc. You name it we tried it,that shit just doesn't wash away.
     
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    BiggestT I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Since the burrow is close to my pool, I will attach a rope to the cage and simply pull it into the pool.
     
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    Hopefully it doesn't let it rip in the pool!
     
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    pretty sure the "spray" is not water soluble. will likely leave a nasty slick in your pool when he lets er rip.
     
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    Trash barrel full of water......

     
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    I thought you were smarter than this.
     
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    middleofnowhere Gopher Killer

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    Pre-bait (tie the door so it can’t close) your trap for a couple days so the bugger gets comfortable going in.

    When it’s trapped, just walk up on the trap holding a tarp in front of you like a shield. Wrap the tarp or cover around the cage.

    This is the right stuff to neutralize odor.
    https://www.wildlifecontrolsupplies.com/animal/WCSN100S.html
     
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    Aggro Keepin my pimp hand strong!

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    Trash can full of water has been the go to forever.
     
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    Pellet gun. Done
     
  13. BiggestT

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    I’ve never been skunked!

    These f’rs have been around since winter. Wife has been using Cridder Ridder, but they leave and come back. Now they ganna die. Got a bag of marshmallows and a live trap.

    After the sighting this AM, I put about 10 rounds from the pellet gun down the burrow before running to HD for some gopher gassers. When I came back, the SOB had plugged up the opening to the burrow. I cleared it and stuffed a gopher gassed down it and placed a nice boulder over it. No further activity since.
     
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    If the things get a hold of you, you'll be puking so hard you'll have ruptured blood vessels. Buddy was on all fours digging out a broken sprinkler here in HB, felt a little tickle between his knees and thought his wife was giving him a hard time, looked down between his legs while kicking at the tickle, full dose, right in the mouth. Almost knocked himself out puking.

    That is a waaaaayyy better course of action than live trapping.
     
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    Yeah I don't plan to get that close. After using the gopher bombs, no further activity. Still going to set the live trap baited with a trail of marshmallows. I will set it in the lower yard, below the pool deck where the burrow was dug. That way if it sprays, it's nothing but dirt and my wife's raised bed garden down there. If I get one I will roll a big trash barrel next to it and fill with water. Then I will use the pole from the pool leaf leaf net to lift it up and dump in the barrel......sweet dreams.
     
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    Then off to the dead animal bin at the pound.
     
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    Skunks are a constant in my neighborhood since we have many avocado and citrus trees. I think they are pretty cool animals. My dogs and I have been sprayed more than once but have tried I made peace with our skunks. Levi our Golden after a being sprayed, has learned not to chase them and will be in the yard when they are there. I talk to them and let them that know I am not a threat. They come and go without incident. They are voracious pest eaters including insects and they plunder rat and mouse nests. They require water source near their den so remove water sources when possible if you want to discourage them from taking residence on your property. Also skunks burrow as a last resort and typically are opportunistic in their den selection. In our hood kill one skunk and another one will move in right behind.
     
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    Yeah Steve, why don't you just acclimatize your family to their presence and install some watering troughs already?

    I have a feeling this thread won't last as long as the squirrel thread from the PNW.
     
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    Steve, have you given your house guest a swimming lesson yet?
     
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    So this past April I found myself in a conference room at Woodstream Corporation, the makers of the Havahart and Victor traps. I figured that they knew a thing or two about trapping and dispatching skunks and asked them that very question. Their reply was the "hold a sheet in front of you" method, which is also on their website: http://www.havahart.com/how-to-trap-skunks.

    I said that that's nice, but how do I get rid of a trapped skunk? They hemmed and hawed, and suggested the relocation method on the website. One admitted that he'd heard of "others" using a .22, but could not recommend it and cautioned local ordinances and safety concerns are paramount, especially in urban areas. Leaving it to slowly die of starvation, dehydration or the elements is cruel. They specifically said not to drown it in anything you care about because they will spray when dropped in water.

    There you go, from the horse's mouth: very limited officially recommended options.
     
  21. BiggestT

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    Relocation is not an option. I located the live trap down in lower yard. If I get one, I’ll feed it sleep pellets from a distance.
     

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