SK: FW: lost skunk - advice on finding them??

Amy Roth amyrothdvm at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 16 22:14:56 PDT 2009



yes I did see that. I was wondering what if anything else I could do to attract her home. When they get out, how long do I have hope?
Amy 





 
> From: daisyphew at oh.rr.com
> To: skunks at rdwarf.com
> Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 22:34:52 -0400
> Subject: Re: SK: FW: lost skunk - advice on finding them??
> 
> I am sorry about your baby.
> 
> Have you looked over the skunk haven's page on if you loose your skunk?
> 
> 
> http://skunkhaven.net/LostSkunk.htm
> 
> Lost Skunk Procedure
> Our worst fear is our skunk "getting out". Be prepared in case this happens:
> 
> Bring your skunk out for walks; get him accustomed to the yard/familiar 
> smells/surroundings. Pay attention to which direction he usually head off in 
> first.
> Have phone numbers on hand; look at steps 4-7 below and collect local 
> numbers.
> Do preventive measures before that happens. Skunks can tear through screen 
> doors/windows. Skunks can open up doors that are cracked. Put plexi-glass 
> over low screens. Buy a spring for your door so it will shut. Place a gate 
> before your doors. Screw down heating and ventilation covers. Secure the 
> drier vent pipes/hoses and block off access to the back of the drier.
> 
> Rescue Procedure List
> 1.Don't panic. Call on friends to come over and help you look while you call 
> out their name (some skunks get spooked by a stranger calling out their 
> name).
> 2.Make sure your skunk actually got outside... search to be sure he isn't 
> hiding in the house (check underneath everything as they can flatten 
> themselves out and squeeze through very small spaces; check to see if heater 
> vents have been taken up; look down the fire place hole; check closets as 
> some can climb up).
> Once you know for sure your skunk got out then proceed with the following 
> steps:
> 
> 3.While you are out looking, have another person make up flyers with a 
> picture and place flyers all over the neighborhood'.
> 4.Alert the neighbors - make everyone aware he is a domestic skunk and will 
> not spray and that he may be out during day light hours.
> 5.Call your local television and radio station as well as the newspaper.
> 6.Call an Animal Communicator such as:
> Colleen Nicholson, 315-652-4964, $35.00 for 20 min.
> Flash Silvermoon 352-475-2432, Fee, http://www.flashsilvermoon.com/
> Jan Saks 754-214-3567
> Lorelei Hunt, 302-328-8799, $25.00 for two sessions 
> http://www.loreleihunt.com/lost.html
> http://www.questforhealth.com/AnimComm.htm
> http://www.globalpsychics.com/enlightening-you/animal-communications/pet-care/lost.shtml
> 7.Call the police, wildlife officer, animal control, pet stores, vets, post 
> office, mail carrier, any delivery services, meter readers, and rehabbers in 
> the area. Again, make everyone aware he is a domestic skunk.
> 8.Set several live traps outside with: his blanket/your clothing, favorite 
> food, cheese or peanut butter. Cover trap with his blanket and tarp in case 
> of rain.
> 9.Look for signs of where he traveled, such as little holes that have been 
> dug, poop, etc.
> 10.If your skunk is on a feeding schedule make certain you are out looking 
> for him at the time he is usually fed.
> 11.Look in culverts, gardens, holes in logs, under porches, in other people's 
> garages, under buildings, in other animals holes, behind a bush, near the 
> garbage, around the cats and their dishes.
> 12.If you think your skunk is down a ground hog hole/under a building/other 
> area, sprinkle flour around the opening. This will show skunk tracks coming 
> or going.
> 
> 13.Keep in mind that skunks can travel several miles.
> 
> 14.If your skunk is bonded to you then place your dirty clothes/underwear 
> around the traps. Some owners have spread their own urine around the yard to 
> attract their skunk to come home.
> 
> 15.Will your skunk back home. In your mind (use your third eye), will your 
> skunk to come back to where he walked away from. See in your mind's eye your 
> yard or garage, call his name, tell him to come back to wherever you "will" 
> him to. Send an image to him. Tell him to be careful of the big black hard 
> surface.
> 
> 16.Set up camp outside. Sleep out under the stars in a sleeping bag.
> 
> Additional services available
> John Keane (Sherlock Bones) specializes in lost animals 
> http://sherlock.com/bio.php 1-800-942-6637
> International K-9 Search & Rescue Services
> c/o Harry E. Oakes, Jr.
> P.O. Box #1472
> Longview, Washington 98632 USA
> Oregon phone: 503-705-0258
> Outside Oregon phone and fax: 360-414-8093
> http://www.k9sardog.com/index.htm
> Missing Pet network http://www.missingpet.net/
> 
> Deborah Cipriani
> SkunkHaven ,USDA and State Lisenced
> www.skunkhaven.net
> 440-327-4349
> e-mail>daisyphew at oh.rr.com
> www.mynsp.com/skunkhaven
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Amy Roth" <amyrothdvm at hotmail.com>
> To: <skunks at rdwarf.com>
> Sent: Monday, March 16, 2009 6:13 PM
> Subject: SK: FW: lost skunk - advice on finding them??
> 
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> > I did join your list so should be able to post this for help.
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> > Thanks
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> > From: amyrothdvm at hotmail.com
> > To: skunks at rdwarf.com
> > Subject: lost skunk - advice on finding them??
> > Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 21:46:42 +0000
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> > Hi -
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> > I have an almost 2 yr old skunk that just got out the door 2 nights ago. 
> > She's never been outside and I'm just sick that I have lost her. I live 
> > on irrigated 2acre home parcels. Do you have any advice for my best hope 
> > to find her? Will she travel far or stay close? Should I set a trap? 
> > What foods would cary scent the best to attract her if she's still around? 
> > Can you give me ANY advice on what to do to best increase my chances of 
> > finding her?
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> > Thank you
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> > Amy
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