We had a couple of German Shepherds growing up in the 1960s. I remember the periodic tomato juice bath that seemed required after their messing around and usually killing Pepe La Pew's kin. Fun times. I kind of like the smell of skunk now. Smells like youth.I had a battle with them getting under my sun porch, and then spraying the dogs. Thought about live trapping them but then considered the fact my dogs were similar sized. And it would be ugly if I caught one of the neighbors cats.
I checked into tractor supply and found some critter ridder granules. The main ingredients were wolf and fox urine.
Sprayed the granules under the sun porch with a leaf blower.
That actually did the trick. The skunk moved on. I had to reapply the granules every other year.
Surprisingly enough, since we got the German shepherd we haven't had an issue with the skunks coming into the yard and trying to get under the sun porch.
One varmit situation that the old trusty .22 would NOT be good for - lol.I didnt have a problem until they got under the house. Ive seen one or two in the back pature and around the back barn. No issue except a little fresh scent every blue moon. Got two in live traps with sardines last night. In my county you cannot relocate them. Got the traps set again tonight hopefully to get the third.
It was mocking me..
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I usually liked it when my girlfriends went home. Could be a blessing. Perhaps a sign your ready to get married. Maybe a message from god alerting you of your girl friends sometimes unhappy disposition ? Please ignore this if gf=goldfish.Not while they are under there for sure. My gf is NOT a happy camper right now.
Other than the smell skunks are really benign. The last thing you want to do is shoot them...they are easy to live trap release somewhere in the back forty. If you aren't excitable they don't spray.One evening I saw the skunk heading for the woods so I grabbed the shotgun and headed in after it thinking I could spot it in front of me somewhere. Wrong!! In the thick of it and out of nowhere comes the skunk heading straight for me not 10 feet away. My thoughts: This isn't going to end well, just keep calm and keep walking!! We passed each other a mere two feet apart. I never looked back and it never let out a warning squirt. I revised my hunting tactics after that encounter!