SHANDY the pet skunk
has caused a bit of a stink in Coventry - after escaping from a back garden.
even make backyard meals of compost and birdseed, said Laura Hagen, deputy director of advocacy at MSPCA-Angell, a Boston-based animal humane society and veterinary medical center.
Standing as still as a statue, I watched as the skunk
finished eating the cat food one small morsel at a time, delicately and thoroughly cleaning up the few remaining bits that had fallen out of the dish.
For 20 years, skunks
and other small animals have died in Yoplait yogurt containers, claims the Animal Protection Institute (API) in Sacramento, California.
To study such problems, he and his colleagues monitored an Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources' project that trapped, vaccinated, and released skunks
and raccoons in certain areas of the city.
Like the rest of the country, rabies continues to be a problem that affects all parts of Missouri, with bats and skunks
making up the majority of cases.
Varley says police in the city about an hour's drive northwest of Cincinnati have received calls before about skunks
and other wild animals.
Hairdresser Sandra Vaughan preparing her pet skunk
Pepe Le Pew for the beauty pageant.
Similarity in food habits of the two skunks
may be reflected in similar patterns of activity.
Exotic animal expert David Board, who runs Penarth-based Animal Zone UK, said skunks
were a surprisingly popular choice of pet.
(Mephitis mephitis), raccoons (Procyon lotor), and squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) were live-trapped during 2001-2004 from sites in Chilmark, West Tisbury, and Edgartown, where landscapers had indicated that they had worked intensively.
In cold weather, skunks
take shelter in underground burrows, then sleep through most of the winter.