The Striped Skunk (mephitis Mephitis) Near The Human Dwelling

How to Keep Skunks out of Your Yard

Skunks generally aren’t aggressive, but when they feel threatened, they release a spray with an unpleasant odor that lingers. Fortunately, there are a few simple strategies that you can use to keep skunks out of the yard at your Connecticut home. Remove Potential Food Sources One reason why skunks wander into yards is to find…

New Spotted Skunk Species

New Spotted Skunk Species

Researchers have discovered that there are more species of North American spotted skunks than previously thought. That finding can help scientists better understand skunks and may have an impact on conservation efforts. What Scientists Learned about Spotted Skunks Researchers analyzed DNA from more than 200 skunk specimens. Since it’s hard to catch and study wild…

skunk walking across dirt onto rocks

3 Things Skunks Eat

Skunks venture into backyards in their search for shelter and food. Skunks have a varied diet and feast on insects, snakes, and small rodents when they’re available. At times of the year when food is harder to find, such as winter, skunks go into yards and dig through trash cans in search of something to…

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Skunk Season Is Coming!

Skunk mating season runs from late February through early March. During that time, skunks are more active than usual. Here are some tips to help you and your pet avoid an encounter with a skunk, as well as advice on how to deal with a skunk problem. Avoid Skunks Whenever Possible Skunks release a smelly…

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Interesting Skunk Facts

Skunks can be found across most of North America. They belong to four species with members active in different areas. Skunks are famous for the smelly spray that they use to defend themselves if they feel that they or their offspring are threatened.  Some Things You May Not Know about Skunks Skunks typically live in…