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Old October 17th, 2020, 01:07 PM #1
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Well...it is 2020! Skunk removal help needed

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? ), any tips for handling it myself?

Pic is from my deck, above Pepe

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Old October 17th, 2020, 01:18 PM #2
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I got nothing.
Cover backend with burlap, wet maybe.
with snips cut a couple of the lattices around the head
Then run like hell.
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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.
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Old October 17th, 2020, 02:25 PM #4
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Be prepared:

Incase you get “skunked”

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