Skunks are actually quite similar to foxes. They live in burrows and are quite solitary. They come out at night and tend to hunt for garbage as well as their more normal diet of small animals, eggs, some plants and berries.
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How do you free a skunk stuck in a live trap?
Cover the live trap with a dark material (i.e. tarp, blanket). Move trap to where you want to release the skunk. Open trap while cover is on and than remove cover and walk away. Within minutes, the skunk will walk out of the cage. (By covering it, the skunk does not see you or feel threatened.) My father-in-law has been doing this for years when a skunk wanders onto his property. He just relocates the skunk to another area. ...
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Why do owls prey on skunks?
Only Great Horned owls prey on skunks. They do it because owls have no sense of smell whatsoever. By eating the skunk they smell like skunk, the tree they live in smells like skunk, and even their baby will smell like skunk This repels other animals fom bothering them. ...