There are many
things that you know about skunks but what many
people do not know is that they have incredibly
sharp claws. Yes, the skunk can spray like crazy
and carries a wide variety of parasites and
diseases, but those claws add to the problem
with the animal.
Skunks have incredibly large claws, especially
in the front. This is because these animals like
to dig. If you have a garden then you know what
is being talked about. They will dig underneath
a fence to be able to get at your fruits and
vegetables. This is why you have to build the
fence around your garden so that it is at least
12 inches below the surface. Otherwise these
animals will dig right underneath it and get in
the garden to start eating up your hard earned
Those claws tell you a lot about the
capabilities of a skunk. They can most
definitely build themselves a den or burrow in
the ground, because their claws are totally
built to be able to dig out a hole in the ground
to live. If a skunk is looking for a home, it
can easily build it and in very little time.
Of course, a skunk does not always have to go to
that kind of trouble. Because of the effect that
their spray can have on other animals, they are
not averse to spraying in the den or burrow of
another animal, and they taking over that
animal’s home as its own.
An elite SWAT unit could not have as much
success driving out a bank robber as a skunk has
getting another animal out of its home. That
spray is so intimidating that other animals
simply cannot handle it and they have to get
away. Since the spray stays around for quite
some time, the skunk feels safe in its new home.
No other animal is really going to come around
to challenge it because they all hate that
smell. That is unless they have a clothes pin
over their noses.
This is not the norm however. The skunk will
most likely build its own home. It has the claws
to make the job go by quickly. This is why it is
no big deal for this animal to build its own
home in this way. It can not only do the job
proficiently, but can do it with a great deal of
expediency as well.
In addition, once they have their homes they are
quite good at defending it. they not only are
able to defend with the smell that they can
release, but also with those very sharp claws.
There are not a lot of animals that can defend
against them, so they can be quite ferocious.
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