Saturday, June 2, 2012

Egg Sucking Skunk!

Clue #1 - smells like a skunk near chicken coop

Clue #2 - cat food dish in barn always empty

Clue #3 - missing chickens

Clue #4 - finding dead chickens without a head.  Skunks will only kill chickens and eat their heads - I don't know why.

We have a skunk (or should I say had)!  We set a live trap, but he was too big to get caught - just flipped the cage and ate the bait.  So, one of my 4-Hrs, Colton, borrowed us this bigger cage.  Colton gave us a good tip, skunks and raccoons love marshmallows.  It worked.

Don't let this cute little skunk fool you.  They can do a lot of damage and bring in disease to your farm yard.

My husband "took care" of him - WOW did our yard stink!  You know the saying "Windy Wisconsin" - it has been windy all week - except for today - of course. 

Blessings from Wisconsin.


Mary Ann said...

Oh my! I have smelled skunk many mornings as I came out to do chores... but luckily, never in the henyards. I did not know they bite the heads off... like possums! I'm glad you got it, though I hate to kill anything, I worry about my dogs, too, as well as the birds.

Suzanne said...

Pee Yew! Glad you caught him!

TexWisGirl said...

well, glad the varmint is eliminated.

Bama Girl said...

Hi Jacky! What a scene! Did the hubs get sprayed? Just wondering if he got rid of the skunk without getting all stinky! Blessings from Bama!

Portland Veterinarian said...

awesome stuff! More power to your blog!