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Re: Identify this Critter Please
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2017, 10:57:42 PM »
Ok I change my mind again its a skunk LOL. Seriously it was obviously a skunk not to dismiss others opinions but a BUTT like that only belongs to a skunk :P
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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2017, 02:26:15 AM »
The last pic looks like a skunk, the first looks like a porcupine. David

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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2017, 05:01:20 AM »
Believe it or not.....

Skunks are odoriferous to say the least. But there is one odor they don't like at all, and that is DEET! Up, good old insect repellent. Just put some on a piece of cloth, and place it at the entrance to the den.
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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2017, 03:56:10 PM »
I think it is a possum.  Cateful, those bastards are fast and dangerous when cornered. If you shoot it make damn sure you don't miss.
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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2017, 04:50:39 PM »
That's good video. What trail cam?

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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2017, 04:56:54 PM »
That's good video. What trail cam?

Not a trail cam. Wireless security camera called Arlo Pro. 
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Re: Identify this Critter Please
« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2017, 05:33:10 PM »
Could me a Monkey LOL
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« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2017, 10:00:26 PM »
Back in the day we used to call that Pepe Lepue.  Voulez vous parlez vous francis?
The Bugs Bunny Road Runner hour!

I can remember my parents giving the Labrador a bath in tomato juice in the basement many a night in Canada.  Our dog would find a skunk, on the nightly walk on a regular basis.  I think dad even got it one night!

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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2017, 10:32:23 AM »
One more. As the Skunk turns around you see the same tell tale fur that we saw in the first videos.

And no, the skunk nor the rats ventured in the Rat Zapper.

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« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2017, 07:36:20 PM »
Could me a Monkey LOL
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« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2017, 08:11:23 PM »
Could me a Monkey LOL
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« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2017, 11:02:53 PM »
Good ole Bobn.   ;D
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« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2017, 01:44:07 PM »
That is the south bound end (Bbl end) of a North bound skunk.........

What ever you do, DON't head shoot it, as there is a 99.999% chance it will spray,
there best killing shot on a skunk, is the broadside shot,
thru the LUNGS,  1 shot ONLY.......
I repeat again, 1 shot ONLY, thru the lungs,
let it waddle off and it will die and stiffen up, to be found during daylite hours,
unless you are VERY BRAVE...... LOL,

As a professional Govt Hunter/trapper, retired, for the USFWS,
I have killed them hundreds of them, with every rifle/shotgun and smaller calibers,
from 12 ga thru 7 mag etc, literally cut them in half and they always SPRAY,

The best results I have found is a AR or 22 CB caps,
1 shot ONLY thru the lungs, let stiffen up and then remove them etc,
my OLD 67 Sheridan accounted for 90% of them.

I repeat again, 1 shot ONLY thru the lungs, (best Harrison Ford impressions).  LOL

If you live trap them, precover the live trap with black plastic, handle hole cut thru,
approach from the side, gently pick up, head for a MOVING body of water,
tie rope to handle and slowly lower into the water, if they spray under water,
the current will carry the spray away, leave until the bobbles STOP coming up,
+ 5 minuets, retrieve the trap, dig a hole and bury.

Job done...........

Before you cover the access hole, get a bag of OLD fashion Moth ball,
throw underneath and then plugs holes,  during night time hours,
you don't want to trap them underneath, NOT GOOD.
Moth balls will discourage further house seekers etc.

HTH,

Tia,
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« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2017, 02:01:31 PM »
Yessir. At one point I two of these lovely varmints under the house. I waited until they left one night, and blocked off the entrance.  At least I think they left.  One for sure left, but the other maybe, maybe not. There was a powerful stench of skunk one night I couldn't quite figure out where it was coming from. But mysteriously the next day the smell was gone. Curious puzzle.

The skunks are no problem except when the spray the two stupidest dogs in the world that I happen to own. Rio the big duffus is the worst. He can't get it through his thick head that a black and white skunk isn't a kitty and who does not want to play.

Sigh.

Good information though on shooting these cute little stinkers. If I end up with a sick one, I'll give your technique a go. :)

Live trapping? I caught once and dropped off over by the mothball fleet for a new home. Found out later that was illegal and that I could get into trouble. Thought I'd drop it off at the PD, or the Animal Control Office, but Animal Control threatened me with arrest. 


Anywho, skunks gone, now I only have to deal with the damn rodents, one at a time with a lead offering.


That is the south bound end (Bbl end) of a North bound skunk.........

What ever you do, DON't head shoot it, as there is a 99.999% chance it will spray,
there best killing shot on a skunk, is the broadside shot,
thru the LUNGS,  1 shot ONLY.......
I repeat again, 1 shot ONLY, thru the lungs,
let it waddle off and it will die and stiffen up, to be found during daylite hours,
unless you are VERY BRAVE...... LOL,

As a professional Govt Hunter/trapper, retired, for the USFWS,
I have killed them hundreds of them, with every rifle/shotgun and smaller calibers,
from 12 ga thru 7 mag etc, literally cut them in half and they always SPRAY,

The best results I have found is a AR or 22 CB caps,
1 shot ONLY thru the lungs, let stiffen up and then remove them etc,
my OLD 67 Sheridan accounted for 90% of them.

I repeat again, 1 shot ONLY thru the lungs, (best Harrison Ford impressions).  LOL

If you live trap them, precover the live trap with black plastic, handle hole cut thru,
approach from the side, gently pick up, head for a MOVING body of water,
tie rope to handle and slowly lower into the water, if they spray under water,
the current will carry the spray away, leave until the bobbles STOP coming up,
+ 5 minuets, retrieve the trap, dig a hole and bury.

Job done...........

Before you cover the access hole, get a bag of OLD fashion Moth ball,
throw underneath and then plugs holes,  during night time hours,
you don't want to trap them underneath, NOT GOOD.
Moth balls will discourage further house seekers etc.

HTH,

Tia,
Don
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