While doing this remodeling job, every once in awhile we could smell a faint odor of Skunk.
When I was cleaning up the area, & picking up scrap chunks of wood, I discovered digging in an
area at the edge of the deck next to the shed entrance. I figured this must be from a Skunk.
So I dug out the Skunk trap I had made years ago, when we had a Skunk incident.
First I had to repair the trap, because the tripping mechanism was broke.
I also had to make a new trap door.
I put a piece of plexiglass on the door, so I could see what I trapped.
I didn’t want to transport a neighborhood cat out of town.
How would I explain that to the neighbors.
I set the trap with a piece of Polish sausage for bait, & the next morning the trap door was closed.
I peeked in the window, & there he was a freshly caught Skunk trying to scratch his way out.
A Game Warden told me that a Skunk cannot spray if he can’t lift his tail, so I put the trap inside of
a black garbage bag, threw it in the back of the van, & went for a ride out of town.
When I opened the door with a long rope, He was a little timid about leaving his new home.
I’m sorry that I wasn’t quick enough to get a picture of his departing the trap,
because I didn’t want to be sprayed. He ran into the woods about as fast as a Skunk can move.
because I didn’t want to be sprayed.
He ran into the woods about as fast as a Skunk can move.
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