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    Skunk living under our shed ... HELP!!!

    Any ideas on how to get him out? We have a 8' x 12' shed sitting on pavers about 4" off the ground. The pavers are sitting on a bed of pea-gravel (6" depth below ground level). We're too chicken to stick our heads to look under the shed, but we can hear him ... and smell him

    We purchased this pepper spray stuff that didn't work. I'm pretty sure the little guy was actually lapping the stuff up.

    Any ideas???

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    Flamethrower?
    What about the over lying shed? Keep your dayjob.
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    Put some food 10+ feet outside of the shed with a light trail of scraps. Then stakeout time - shoot it, preferably in the head to avoid further spreading the stick.

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    I was able to rid my attic of a raccoon by throwing a bug fogger in there with him. I guess he preferred air that had oxygen to Dow Chemical's best. He never came back.

    It's the 4th. One of those big rolls of firecrackers slung into his din should do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bengreen79 View Post
    Put some food 10+ feet outside of the shed with a light trail of scraps. Then stakeout time - shoot it, preferably in the head to avoid further spreading the stick.
    No can do. Live in the city ... and it's illegal to kill skunks. I need a more humane method. I'm OK with it simply moving to our neighbour's yard

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    I was able to rid my attic of a raccoon by throwing a bug fogger in there with him. I guess he preferred air that had oxygen to Dow Chemical's best. He never came back.

    It's the 4th. One of those big rolls of firecrackers slung into his din should do the trick.
    Canada Day is on the 1st ... the firecracker dealers have all packed up and gone to the States. I like the bug fogger idea though ... interested in coming over to throw it under the shed for us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    No can do. Live in the city ... and it's illegal to kill skunks. I need a more humane method. I'm OK with it simply moving to our neighbour's yard
    Those live animal traps work pretty well but then you have a live skunk in a cage. You might be able to calm it down by putting a blanket over the trap but he'll probably spray as you're approaching.

    The alternative would be to block his entrance when he's not there. You might be able to see in there without sticking your face in if you put a mirror on one foot and have someone shine a flashlight in from a little farther back.

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    Skunks like roasted peanuts in-shell. That's all I have to offer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    What about the over lying shed? Keep your dayjob.
    Not a problem if it is made of metal
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    Not a problem if it is made of metal
    It's all wood

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    D'oh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    Canada Day is on the 1st ... the firecracker dealers have all packed up and gone to the States. I like the bug fogger idea though ... interested in coming over to throw it under the shed for us
    I would love to come to Canada.
    Skunks are not that quick to spray. They like to hiss and spit and put on a show first. Although when confronted with a bug bomb I'm sure he'll stink up the place to be sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    No can do. Live in the city ... and it's illegal to kill skunks. I need a more humane method. I'm OK with it simply moving to our neighbour's yard
    High pressure water hose?
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    High pressure water hose?
    I tried to convince my wife that she should try the water hose. She's much smarter than she looks

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    I would love to come to Canada.
    Skunks are not that quick to spray. They like to hiss and spit and put on a show first. Although when confronted with a bug bomb I'm sure he'll stink up the place to be sure.
    So torching the shed may still be a viable option...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    I tried to convince my wife that she should try the water hose. She's much smarter than she looks
    You know if she reads that post she is going to reconsider using the water hose, just not on the skunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    You know if she reads that post she is going to reconsider using the water hose, just not on the skunk.
    She already read it Apparently I have to stick my head under the shed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    She already read it Apparently I have to stick my head under the shed
    And then she uses the hose?

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    Annoy the skunk until he leaves. Oh, and if he turns his back and raises his tail, don't worry, nothing bad will happen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    And then she uses the hose?
    Want to bet where she puts the hose?

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    Your Animal Control Dept won't get it? I had to respond to skunk calls when I worked there. They had to be in a humane trap. Since skunks are a good carrier of rabies (here in N. Texas) we killed them on the spot. This consisted of sneaking slowly and quietly up to the cage, sticking the skunk with a syringe full of blue juice attached to a 3-4 foot. You then sneak away and wait for the skunk to go to sleep and die. Then remove the body from the trap. Skunks are pretty calm creatures and I never got sprayed.
    Quote Originally Posted by bengreen79 View Post
    Those live animal traps work pretty well but then you have a live skunk in a cage. You might be able to calm it down by putting a blanket over the trap but he'll probably spray as you're approaching.

    The alternative would be to block his entrance when he's not there. You might be able to see in there without sticking your face in if you put a mirror on one foot and have someone shine a flashlight in from a little farther back.
    I love pho long time.

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    if ya put up a sign it will have to leave legaly they dont see to well so write in big letters they speak the same langauge as coons

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