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Skunks!

posted Jun 28, 2016, 6:07 AM by David Dahlem
From: Krogan, Craig PCS <Craig.Krogan@gov.sk.ca>

Good day, Glenn:

I was talking to Scott from our maintenance crew this morning.  He has been looking after the skunks in the subdivision.  He informed me he has taken 5 skunks this past week.

He came up with a good observation.  He suggested that the cottagers be asked to “skunk proof” their lots and buildings by not allowing skunks to gain access to areas below the sheds and outbuildings.  By screening or obstructing these areas, there will be less of an attraction for the skunks to hang around the subdivision area.

If you agree with this, may I ask that you send an email to the cottagers explaining this thought.

Regards,


Craig Krogan 

Park Manager

Pike Lake Provincial Park

102-112 Research Dr

Saskatoon, SK  S7N 3R3

Bus: 306-933-7972

Cell: 306-250-4502

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Other Prevention Measures . . . 

  • Keep trash cans secure 
  • remove other potential food sources such as outdoor pet food, scraps, and bird feeders. Skunks are not good climbers, so sturdy fences buried several cms. into the ground help keep skunks away.
  • Dig vegetable scraps into compost piles.
  • Remove logs, lumber, and junk or trash piles under which skunks can find shelter or insects on which to feed.
  • Seal off any openings in foundations or crawlspace with 1/4- to 1/2-inch hardware cloth or other sturdy mesh. 
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