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post #21 of 45 Old 03-10-2019, 07:40 PM
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One sure kill is using fly bait--Golden Malrin--mixed with a sweet liquid like Coke or honey. Could also mix it with tuna or peanut butter with a bit more fuss. The coons or skunks won't make it 10 feet from the trap.

Please note that this is considered off-label use and so is illegal to use for this purpose off your property. It will also quickly kill anything else like your dog, your neighbor's cat, coyotes, birds, and oh BTW, flies.

Should be handled with proper precautions and not placed in the open where non-target animals might be able to ingest it. Place it far enough away from your deck so that the skunk won't die under your porch!
Please don't use or advocate using poison. As you've mentioned: dogs and cats are likely to ingest it, as are mice and rats which then get consumed by owls and raptors. The death circle expands very quickly.

Please don't use or advocate using poison.
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Please don't use or advocate using poison. As you've mentioned: dogs and cats are likely to ingest it, as are mice and rats which then get consumed by owls and raptors. The death circle expands very quickly.

Please don't use or advocate using poison.
Excellent point! Very dangerous if you can't contain the resulting possibilities.
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I don't kill stuff for fun, only to eat. When I had coon issues, I relocated them by live trapping. With the Coyotes, I relocated them dead, I am done loosing cats to them.

I eliminated the poison idea due to the need to monitor it in real time, to keep neighborhood night cats safe. I might as well shoot it if I am waiting for it.

I also am fine with skunks. I ride my ATV at night on my property and see them routinely foraging. The problem is this one has moved in under a low deck, I have attached to the rear of the house. The stench is awful and we can not open the rear windows at night or use the screened in porch. This one has to go. If you want it come see me.

So last night was the first night. I felt like Bill Murray in Caddyshack. Taped a mag-light to the stock of my Ruger target 22 and was situated in a chair with a safe field of fire. Two hot chocolates and a cup of coffee later and Pepe'-la-Pew' is a no show. No smell tonight. Maybe Pepe' has been monitoring my internet communication and headed for safer digs.

I live in the country and have some acreage, I am not night shooting in a suburb.
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I had a couple years ago that tried to burrow under our bedroom. They ripped up the vent screen and dug in. They would be out at night when I came home from work so i tried blocking the dig out with bricks. Buggers dug those back up. I kept getting more stuff in their way and they would dig it back out. I finally place a row of 3 pound coffee cans with a brick in each and filled them full of dirt. That seemed to be the great wall that stopped them. They gave up and moved to the neighbors house?
It was interesting to see them cavorting on the street at midnight so I knew I wasn't blocking them under the house when i was doing battle with them.
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Please don't use or advocate using poison. As you've mentioned: dogs and cats are likely to ingest it, as are mice and rats which then get consumed by owls and raptors. The death circle expands very quickly.

Please don't use or advocate using poison.
What part of this... "Should be handled with proper precautions and not placed in the open where non-target animals might be able to ingest it" sounds irresponsible? As with any tool for controlling pests, it can be used properly or improperly. I'm all for advocating the use of tools responsibly.
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I once almost got sprayed while on my Vstrom. I saw the skunk a ways off...blipped the throttle to let the skunk know I was there....the skunk turned and raised its tail to let me know that it was calling the shots...I froze and wondered if I was in range....then the skunk decided to save it’s ammo for another day and wandered off. I had a big sigh of relief. All of this was witnessed by a person watching from the building. It was a close one for sure.


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If you want to evict a skunk, plug in a radio and let it play 24 hours under your deck for about a week, no more skunk. If it comes back, turn the radio on again. They do not like noise.
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Because they stink just by being around, and skunks aren't like possum and coons in terms of being so prolific in an area. I agree it's a shame they are such vile creatures, as they are very gentle and potentially make good pets once the glands are gone "so I hear".



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Joe Bob and Elmer were sitting on Elmer’s front porch, when a skunk walked up the front steps and into the house.
Joe Bob said, “Holy crap Elmer, a SKUNK just walked into your house!”
Elmer said, “Oh, yeah, I saw him. He’s our pet, his name is Zeke.”
Joe Bob said, “You have a SKUNK for a pet? Man, how does that work?”
Elmer said, “Works great. He’s very clean and gentle, goes out and finds his own food, and he’s very affectionate. He sleeps right up on the bed with me and the wife. In the winter he likes to snuggle in between my wife’s legs.”
Joe Bob said, “Well, yeah, but geeez…what about the SMELL?”
Elmer said, “Well, when it gets to bothering him, he goes back outside.”
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this one has to go. If you want it come see me.
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What part of this... "Should be handled with proper precautions and not placed in the open where non-target animals might be able to ingest it" sounds irresponsible? As with any tool for controlling pests, it can be used properly or improperly. I'm all for advocating the use of tools responsibly.
I really don't want to get into an internet argument with a stranger, but I didn't say it was irresponsible. What I did say was that poison moves up the food chain. Most common: rats and mice get into poison that is deployed so that non-target animals can't access it. Owls and raptors eat the poisoned rodents. Owls and raptors die.

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