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

sharron1954 at roadrunner.com sharron1954 at roadrunner.com
Thu Mar 19 13:36:42 PDT 2009


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---- Gabe Heiss <pistgabe at yahoo.com> wrote: 
> Good luck Amy.I found my pet mink after it got out for 6 weeks in the middle of winter.I was out every day ringing it's "dinner bell",but I started think that only comforted it and it was near the whole time.I finally caught him in a live trap(after catching a groundhog,Oppossum,one-eyed Raccoon,and the fiercest beast of them all-a feral kitten!)that I checked twice a day.
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> Cheers,  Gabe
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> --- On Thu, 3/19/09, Amy Roth <amyrothdvm at hotmail.com> wrote:
> From: Amy Roth <amyrothdvm at hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: SK: FW: lost skunk - advice on finding them??
> To: skunks at rdwarf.com
> Date: Thursday, March 19, 2009, 11:19 AM
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> Wow - thank you all for your advice.  You are great.  Still no luck but could
> someone comment on how likely she is to stay close to home?  Since she got out
> in the front, she had really 3 choices - travel the front house lines to the
> right or left as all are fenced to their back yards, cross the road to an empty
> lot in front of my house, or follow the road out in the open to who knows where.
>  I've left food out in several places of my yard and they are all untouched
> so I don't think she is around my house.  My neighborhood is enclosed by
> cement irrigation cannals.  Two sides have been running with about 8 inches of
> water since she escaped and given how she hated her bath, I don't think she
> would have crossed them.  So that at least encloses half but it is still
> probably a 1 square mile area with probably 250 homes.  I've been patrolling
> the perimeter and open lots, fields and alleys but I go back and forth from
> thinking she'd stay close given how much there is to see and do right there
> versus thinking Hey I'm free , let's just keep running.  Is she likely
> to go into enclosed (chain link fenced) yards or stay out in fields?  ALL the
> people have gottn my fliers and so many are looking and no dead body has shown
> up yet either so I think that is a good sign that she's staying out of dog
> back yards...??? Thanks again for your help.  I am so heart broken and worn down
> with tears but when I hear some people have found theirs after weeks, and I
> don't have a dead body yet, it gives me hope to keep looking.  THanks.
> 
> Amy 
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> > Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 08:56:40 -0400
> > From: hlhousel at cvty.com
> > To: skunks at rdwarf.com
> > Subject: Re: SK: FW: lost skunk - advice on finding them??
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> > Gotta disagree Shelor - Deb is telling her correct - 
> > Popcorn Broccoli and fruits are not eaten by cats outside as they are
> > obligate carnivores - I know they sometimes will(I have a fruit eating
> > cat)- but a cat and dog on a nightly roam is not going on a veggie hunt-
> > I have yet to have my cats drop a stalk of celery on the porch for me
> > and I would really love to see a picture of a coyote eating a vegetable
> > dinner
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> > Amy, I would try the trap near your house with the favorite foods in it
> > - cover the trap - so it looks more like a den - maybe with blankets she
> > used indoors - the only downfall would be catching a skunk that is not
> > yours - 
> > Good luck finding her - I know your heart is braking - will say some
> > prayers for you 
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