Category Archives: skunk

Why you should never shoot a skunk with a gun to euthanize it. Their spray is flammable.

This blog entry is for people who have found a severely injured skunk and want to euthanize it humanely in the field. You would think a bullet to the head would be humane. When it comes to skunks, that may … Continue reading

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Skunk mating season January, February. Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates

It’s officially skunk mating season in California! Males will travel to mate with females. This is the time of year when skunks are more likely to be hit by cars on their journey. They will sometimes fight other males in … Continue reading

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Skunk with MBD, Mary Cummins Animal Advocates

Skunk with MBD. Mary Cummins Animal Advocates. Overgrown nails, sores on paws, missing fur. Skunk with MBD. Mary Cummins Animal Advocates. Skinny body, missing fur, sores. Skunk with MBD. Mary Cummins Animal Advocates. Missing fur, bad skin. I just got … Continue reading

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Baby skunks eating, Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates

It’s their second day outside so they’ve calmed down quite a bit. I can easily go in and clean, feed them without them whiffing, just a little stomping and tail poofing. They will be released back to the wild when … Continue reading

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Baby skunks first day outdoors, Animal Advocates, Mary Cummins

Baby skunks first day in the outdoor enclosure. They are a little frightened so they are stomping their feet, scooting backwards, doing handstands and showing me their butts. They also whiffed a little. Hopefully they will calm down so I … Continue reading

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Baby skunk rescue, City of Long Beach Animal Care Center

Baby skunks rescued today from Long Beach. Someone found some orphaned skunk babies and called City of Long Beach Animal Care Center. They picked them up, went on the internet to find a skunk rescuer, even got care instructions then … Continue reading

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Sammy skunk can finally walk – Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates

This is Sammy the paralyzed baby striped skunk five days after I picked him up. He was found on Mother’s Day. He dragged himself to a woman’s back door. Fortunately she called me. Here is Sammy a few months later … Continue reading

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