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When trapping a skunk be prepared for a little hard work. It can be tricky business and they are one of the hardest to catch but none the less it’s possible with time and the right tools.
They are nocturnal animals and come scavenging for food late at night. This is why they can make a mess in your home while everyone is sleeping.
Skunks are able to travel a fair distance of over a mile each night but wont travel further than around four miles from within their den. Skunks love scavenging for food amongst rubbish heaps and in trash cans this is why it is best to secure your trash can lid on each night and don’t leave rubbish lying around your property.
So you have caught a skunk but wonder where to relocate it?
You can bait traps with a strong smelling food to entice them to go into the trap. Once you have caught the little rodent you will need to relocate him somewhere else. It is best to place a blanket over the cage for not only protection from their sprays but it will also help to relax the skunk. Be sure to check within your local area as to whether there are rules and regulations for trapping animals and releasing them If you are able to release then you can transport the skunk to a secluded wooded area away from homes and playing areas.
Be wary of their gestation period. For the skunks with stripes your looking around the February timeframe and spotted ones are around April. The period lasts for around two months. Baby skunks are dependent on their mums for around six weeks and will remain in the den within that time. The mum will spend most of her time searching for food to feed the young. If you seem to have an active period where skunks are seen on the prowl you will see a less problem once the babies have left the den.
The best time for trapping and moving skunk will depend of the type it is. The stripe skunk shouldn’t be trapped between March and July. This will avoid trapping the mother while the babies are still in the den unable to care for themselves. If you don’t move skunks far enough from your home they can smell their way back to your home to take their dwelling over again.
Be sure to remove food scraps and pet food from your backyard which will only offer a scent to the skunks which will bring them back again. When relocating the animal be sure to be humane to the animal and release it as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary stress to the animal.
Check with you local wildlife center who can advise the best place to relocate the skunks within your area. This will ensure they are put in an area they can happily survive but also away from homes and playing areas to avoid them invading someone else’s property.