[NAFEX] Skunks good or skunks bad?

Sam Franc franc at oregonfast.net
Tue May 11 13:40:42 EDT 2004

Lon J. Rombough wrote:

> We have skunks in our area, and we have a bunch of cats.  We've learned to
> feed the cats early enough in the day that all the food is gone before dark,
> otherwise the skunks come around after dark looking for leftovers.  They are
> not a problem for us and do help by eating a lot of insects, mice, etc.
> otherwise.  We get a certain amount of entertainment at mating time when
> males will square off in the yard.  They have an odd squeaky voice and it
> sounds like oversized mice going at it.  If they get too rambunctious, it's
> good to stay clear as they can spray during such fights.  I'd rather have
> them than raccoons, as they stay out of my fruit trees, but the raccons will
> climb and break small limbs.
What do you do about the coons?
They are terrible here.
Take a bite out of each apple and move on.
Break the branchs off.
Generally a pest.
We seem to have no skunks.

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