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Skunks

Skunk Removal

Description:

Skunks are about the size of a house cat, characterized by a large body, small head, and short legs.  Their fur is black, with a v-shaped, white strip starting at their shoulders and extending toward their bushy tail.  Fur color can be black, brown, white, ivory, and even albino.

Fun Facts:

  • Breeding Period: late February - March
  • Litter Size: 2 – 10 offspring
  • Adult weight: 3 – 12 lbs.
  • Adult height: 23 – 32 in.
  • Food: Omnivore diet including insects, small mammals, fish, crustaceans, fruits, grasses, leaves, buds, grains, nuts, and carrion.

Habitat and Habits:

Skunks are highly adaptable to a wide variety of habitats from rural areas to suburbs.  These primarily nocturnal animals reside in dens in fields, forests, under buildings, or rock and wood piles.  Skunks are not winter hibernators, however in very cold weather they will retreat to their dens, where they may stay for up to a month.  Skunks are able to do this because they store body fat throughout the fall.

Common Problems:

Skunks can cause several problems.  The most common is their smell.  When skunks feel threatened they will spray musk.  Skunks can cause damage to lawns by digging for grubs and insects.  They also will reside in residential areas under porches, decks, and sheds.  Skunks are nocturnal and very defensive creatures if threatened. 

It is against the State of Ohio’s law to release or relocate any animal on the land(s) of another without a written permit from the landowner. Our wildlife specialists are available to safely remove these creatures from your property, so don’t hesitate to call Jay @ (513) 479-7271.

To learn more about Wildlife Removal Services’ animal removal and animal damage repair services, visit our Services Page.

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