have become a perennial problem in Vernon Hills.
Later this season, visitors can expect to see a new addition: a striped skunk
Sessie and Fudge are striped skunks
native to North America but are right at home in Golcar where they live with Lizzie Jacobs-Gray and husband Eddi Jacobs.
When threatened, skunks
will bite, claw and release their eye-stinging spray in fights with dogs.
Few studies have examined habitat use and the importance of cover to spotted skunks
within the foothill transitional habitat that defines the shift from lowland grasslands to mountain ranges that are abundant across the Rocky Mountain States, which comprise the predicted northern contact zone between S.
mephitis), hooded skunks
may be distinguished by a distinct tuft of longer hairs present on the back of the neck and head.
Bowls of kibble on porches attract both friendly feline strays and bold, hungry wildlife like skunks
Despite a reputation for stinking up the neighbourhood, skunks
are actually helpful creatures that spray their offensive perfume only under extreme circumstances.
are very protective of her babies and will spray if they feel threatened danger.
Brooks and other experts say skunks
are prevalent in Worcester because they will consume almost anything available to them.
She advertised the event via Facebook and was thrilled when 29 owners, all dotty about their pet skunks
, put in entries.
There willl also be a fancy dress section and the 43-year-old will deck her three skunks
- Essence, Effy and Pepe Le Pew - in bride, groom and bridesmaid outfits.