Day 4….Deb’s Twelve Days of Wildlife…..DID YOU KNOW facts…
Skunks are nocturnal, so they are most active at night. They do not hibernate, but they tend to be inactive during the coldest months in winter, when many gather in communal dens for warmth. Though they typically prefer to dine on insects and grubs, skunks are omnivores, consuming a vast diet of both plant and animal matter.
Skunks are opportunistic eaters, and their diets are flexible, often shifting with the seasons. Skunks will stamp their feet, raise their tails and hunch their backs when they feel threatened, and can accurately spray the foul smelling fluid up to ten feet.
To neutralize or deodorize the skunk spray out of clothing, hair, skin and anything washable, mix 4cps of 3% hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup Baking Soda, 1 tbsp liquid dish soap. If you see any in need of care, call Procyon Wildlife @ 905-729-0033. Help is in Your Hands!