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Inspector1489 October 17th, 2020 02:07 PM

Well...it is 2020! Skunk removal help needed
 
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We woke up this morning, Mrs. I comes back from letting the dog out..."smells like a skunk".

Sure enough, Pepe Le Pew has managed to get his head stuck in the lattice around our deck. Head in, body out. Been scratching and clawing for hours.
I've called animal control and DNR. Basically no help. I've called a few places, left messages.

Looking for any help the forum can provide to get him out.
If I can't get him removed, he'll die a slow death...not that I particularly care. If he dies before I can get someone here (it's the weekend, right? :innocent0), any tips for handling it myself?

Pic is from my deck, above Pepe

Damn this year stinks :lol2:

ToBeFree October 17th, 2020 02:18 PM

I got nothing.
Cover backend with burlap, wet maybe.
with snips cut a couple of the lattices around the head
Then run like hell.

steves1911 October 17th, 2020 02:19 PM

When I catch them in my traps a 22lr to the brain will do them in before they can spray. May or may not be possible for your situation.

JPG October 17th, 2020 03:25 PM

Be prepared:

Incase you get “skunked”

https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcos...k-odor-remover


https://www.petco.com/content/petco/..._LINK-_-657755

E.Shell October 17th, 2020 03:47 PM

Trapper Trick: Make a slurry/paste of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide (neutralizes the odor), add a few drops of dish soap (cuts the oils) and rub generously over the contaminated areas/dog. Rinse with fresh water. Repeat as required.

G O B October 17th, 2020 04:18 PM

Quick strike with a long handled shovel. From the front!

Inigoes October 17th, 2020 04:21 PM

What kind of lattice?

Wood? Should be an easy fix to know a few slats loose.

Plastic/Vinyl? 22LR to the head.

Whatever you do. Do not shoot it in the chest. You and the family will be hating life for the next few months. Yes, Months!

Jed195 October 17th, 2020 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Inigoes (Post 6071561)
What kind of lattice?

Wood? Should be an easy fix to know a few slats loose.

Plastic/Vinyl? 22LR to the head.

Whatever you do. Do not shoot it in the chest. You and the family will be hating life for the next few months. Yes, Months!

Inquiring minds want to know...why no chest shots...stink bomb?

John from MD October 17th, 2020 04:36 PM

When a skunk is injured it will spray unless you sever the spine.

Jed195 October 17th, 2020 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by John from MD (Post 6071581)
When a skunk is injured it will spray unless you sever the spine.

Makes sense now. Only ever been around baby skunks and one pet skunk and never been sprayed or I should say hit by it.


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