No way! I heard they can be like cats with their glands removed. But I'll still pass.
Ever smell 4 (yes 4) skunks fight for den rights under the flooring of your master bedroom at 3am? Trust me, it is as close to burning tar and rubber as you can get and tell about it. Ever since then I trap and kill the skunks on my property. Which is only 2 acres. 9 skunks on 2 acres of land! Some how I moved to ground zero for skunks. We use to have wild rabbits, but the skunks burrowed out their dens I believe.
I forgot to update, I'm now a double ace skunk buster. I'm now working on my 12 skunk kill.
The city served me an official letter stating they will no longer pickup skunks from my property after I get them. They said I live in the country and should expect such wild animals. (I find that 11 on 2acres in 1 year ime frame is a bit excessive.) So I told them I leave all wild creatures alone except for skunks. As soon as the skunks start paying the mortgage on my property I'll stop killing them. The city official smiled and understood. So now I have to dispose the skunks myself. Which I don't mind.
Now I have a pair of squirrels to dispatch. My peach trees are coming into season and those varmints eat them off the trees every year. It isn't enough that I have acorn and pecan trees for them. I'm drawing the line this year. I want my peaches!
My dog killed the 15th skunk on my property Wednesday of last week. She was sprayed 4 times. She was on a lead and the skunk was just out of range. I couldn't shoot it because I couldn't call her off and the skunk and her were nose to tail. I wasn't about to get close enough to grab her by the collar; I was getting ready for church and couldn't show up smelling like death. (My dog has the blood lust with all non-human animals. Once it's on, she tunes me out. People, she just rolls over and thumps her tail.) On the forth and final spray she had enough and reared back and broke her steel cable lead and killed it. This is the sixth steel cable she has broken. I have learned to mend steel cable.
I believe I know why my property attracts skunks and other small woodland critters. We live right outside of town and surrounding us is mesquite brush, 300+ cattle graze pasture, and 100+ acres of small woods. All in this area is roughly 15 to 20 coyotes my best guess, and the coyotes stay off my property because of my dog. I figure, most of the coyotes' prey think they have a better chance of hanging around our place then in the woods.
Though it wasn't me, it was my dog, I'll still claim the kill. This puts me at triple ace skunk killer.
Man, do I hate skunks!
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