Urban Wildlife

Skunks-Our Smelly Friends

In most part due to the nasty scent they leave behind, skunks are misunderstood but beautiful animals. Some people even keep then as pets. Skunks really enjoy being able to take care of the little ones until they are old enough to be on their own in the wild. These mammals are an important part of our environment and most wildlife rehabilitators will not take in baby skunks since they already have their hands full with other wildlife. Skunks are a mild-mannered, slow-moving, mind-your-own-business kind of animal. If provoked, they may spray people or pets. The best way to get rid of skunks is to hire a professional. It is the best way because you wont have to be dealing with the danger of potentially getting sprayed. I contacted an skunk removal Toronto expert to do the job the best way.

Skunks are members of the weasel family. Most people can identify a skunk by their jet-black fur with one or more white stripes running down their backs. There are even skunk sub species and one particular one looks as though it is wearing a hood, with neck hair spread out into a ruff. Stripe runs from their tail to the top of their head.

Skunks are famous for their smell. If a skunk is in danger, it will spray an awful smelling liquid called musk.  Skunks are not usually aggressive, and will typically avoid or scamper away from humans when encountered. Skunks are often considered nuisances, especially when they choose to den underneath homes, dig cone-shaped holes in yards looking for grubs, or simply the smell of their odour of being in the area. Making the area unattractive to skunks is one of the best ways to resolve nuisance issues.  If you have a skunk issue then your best bet is to someone who knows how to deal with a Toronto skunk removal technician to do the job.

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