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

Dar cpdpmp at verizon.net
Wed Mar 18 16:50:49 PDT 2009


this is so sad,best of luck,and prayers coming,hope she comes back safe and 
sound
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Martha Hankins" <trepidgirl15 at yahoo.com>
To: "Friends and fans of skunks." <skunks at rdwarf.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: SK: FW: lost skunk - advice on finding them??


Hi,Amy...i feel so bad that you lost your skunk...my heart goes out to 
you..i know what it is like to loose a beloved pet..my cat ran away n to 
this day(back in 1996) i still don't know what happened.i'd love to have a 
pet skunk but they aren't leagal here. the law went out of effect in 2002.i 
wroteto my sneator(i went to school w/ him) n i hope he can do something for 
us who love skunks.my best of luck to you,dear....martha




From: Amy Roth <amyrothdvm at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: SK: FW: lost skunk - advice on finding them??
To: skunks at rdwarf.com
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2009, 12:33 PM





Humm...I got advice TO put out her favorite foods and put flour around it so 
I could see her tracks to help regionalize where she might be- things like 
popcorn and melons and broccoli that cats and dogs typicically wouldn't eat. 
Now I'm confused. ALso would she pick a spot to hide and then go back to it 
after each night to sleep in the day or would she move to new sleeping 
holes? What is their typical behavior that way? I'm just wondering if since 
she's been gone 4 nights now if she'd be more likely to settle into an area 
or still be relocating each night. My ground around my house is gravel so 
there are NO tracks to give me any idea which direction she headed so I'm 
trying to narrow my search to the most likely environments - do they like 
tall grass, bushes, moist verses dry areas? Would she be more likely to dig 
a hole or get into something -shed,pipe, etc. How likely are they to stay 
away from yards with dogs? Should I look first in
 yards without dogs?? OUr irrigated ground is soft -we have lots of mole 
holes but they are out in the open - do they dig holes in the open or only 
under something. Homes are built on cement and hard for an animal to dig 
under them here.



Thanks to everyone who is trying to help me. I feel bad enough she got out 
so right now the fact that she isn't spayed and I'm a bad owner for that is 
not helping. When her glands were removed, she was under anesthesia longer 
than I wanted so I did not have them continue with the spay.








> From: SkunkLady2 at aol.com
> Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 11:43:53 -0400
> To: skunks at rdwarf.com
> Subject: Re: SK: FW: lost skunk - advice on finding them??
>
> In a message dated 3/18/2009 11:28:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> amyrothdvm at hotmail.com writes:
>
> > She is not spayed.
>
> That's a BIG problem in more ways than one.
>
> Multiple Coyotes could kill her.
>
> Just because you've not seen then, don't believe for one minute there "are 
> no
> skunks". Skunks are now even happily living in inner city areas all over 
> the
> country.
>
> Don't put food out....that just invites MORE problems and MORE wildlife. 
> Go
> out and look for her....under/behind/in everywhere and everything. Go out 
> at
> dusk and dawn for at least a couple of hours. Rattle cellophane packages,
> shake a peanut can or jar.....familiar 'treat' sounds.
>
> Shelor
>
>
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