Friday, March 1. 2019
The first instinct for most people when they see a skunk is to immediately head in the opposite direction. Skunks have a bad reputation due to their stinky spray. They have 2 glands that produce the spray, which is a mixture of sulphur containing chemicals that have an offensive odour. A skunk’s spray is powerful enough to ward off bears and other potential predators.
Although this little guy did let out a dribble of spray, he was not mature enough to be fully capable of his spray abilities. This skunk was content being held and even allowed us to take some close up pictures of him.
By Brad Gates, B.Sc.
Brad Gates is the owner and president of AAA Gates Wildlife Control. He has over 35 years experience in the humane wildlife removal and prevention industry.