Monday, July 17, 2006

Never wake a skunk

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?]]

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