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Baby skunk removal

No one wants a skunk around their home. This is perfectly understandable. These animals not only release the most noxious smelling odor that one can imagine, but they carry a wide variety of parasites and diseases with them as well. If they bite or scratch you, a member of your family, or even your pets, they can make you all very ill, even unto the point of death. This makes it so that they have to be gotten rid of as quickly as possible.

These animals are messy, and once they have made a place they want to call home they can be very hard to get rid of. They will often find a place to make a nest to have babies, and the last thing you want is to find that a momma skunk has release four or five of her offspring around your home. Talk about a horrific disaster that can turn your dream home into a nightmare.

What to Do About Baby Skunks?

There are two scenarios where you are likely to find baby skunks at your home. The first is with the mother around and the second is if the mother has abandoned them or has been killed. Whichever instance you encounter will determine exactly how you will react to the babies.

If the mother is still alive, then getting her out of the picture is the first order of business. She will be incredibly protective of those babies, which will mean that she will be even more likely to spray, almost at will. This can make for a total disaster for you and so you have to be really careful about this.

The best option is to trap the mother using a cage with bait and then safely transport her away. Once she is out of the picture then you can start working on the babies.

You want to be careful about approaching them. They will not spray, but they will likely carry many of the parasites and diseases that the mother did. If they bite you or scratch you then they can make you ill. You certainly do not want this.

To get ahold of them, you want to make sure that you are wearing gloves and that all your skin is covered. Wear a surgical mask and goggles to protect your airways and eyes as well. You can grasp the skunks behind the back of the neck and then put them into a cage, or you can use a claw like device to grab ahold of them and move them to the cage.

Once you have captured them all then you can take them to an animal wildlife refuge or simply take them somewhere far from your home. If you took the mother to a different location then take the babies to the same one. Read more: Skunk Control, how to kill skunks.

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