After a skunk sighting in our backyard last night, a discussion ensued regarding skunk spraying behavior. I maintained that skunks only spray when provoked, while Chris theorized that there may be random emissions that occur from time to time.
Turns out that - for once - I am correct.
This article tells you everything you need to know about skunks and includes a long list of handy tips for deterring skunks from taking up residence in your yard. These two are particularly creative.
13. Blow-up or plastic great horned owls may be strategically placed and periodically moved to deter skunks.
[[Damn, I forgot to move the owl last night.]]
14. Lighting up of denning sites and a portable radio may cause the skunk to seek a more suitable habitat.
[[Does the station matter? What if you get a skunk that loves AM talk radio?]]