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Old 09-15-2015   #1
 
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Anyone ever pepper spray a skunk?

Sounds harsh, but we had a couple in Jones Hole who would not leave. We chucked some rocks at them but they kept coming back. All the food and trash were on the boats. Open to better more humane suggestions.

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First, I would first ask the Park Service if its allowed to be used on other animals before proceeding. They may have policy that strictly prohibits use to anything but "attacks" by bears. I would wager they or the state wildlife agencies may see this type of "aversive" action as harassment for animal like a skunk, i.e. not physically dangerous despite their nuisance.

Not sure other than that. I don't deploy the stuff unless I am in physical danger as they can and often do cause harm to the human user since we rarely have "ideal" conditions, i.e. windless.

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You also might end up with more than you bargained for.

I've heard of people spreading moth balls around to deter them, but I have no direct experience with that. I'm also not sure how the NPS would feel about moth balls in the ecosystem. Something to think about.
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Predator urine will work
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Predator urine will work
So all you have to do is lure a predator into your camp and then make them piss themselves and the skunks should be gone? Sounds a little complicated. Or do you mean like urine from the Predator in the Predator movies?
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So all you have to do is lure a predator into your camp and then make them piss themselves and the skunks should be gone? Sounds a little complicated. Or do you mean like urine from the Predator in the Predator movies?
or you could just buy it... http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_3hb40ywyuu_b
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Yeah preferably alien super warrior Predator piss, just invite Jesse the body and Schwarzenegger and you'll have all the predator piss you can handle.
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That is the last thing I would do. I'm sure they would gladly return the favor.

We saw the skunks at night around #2 camp. They were looking for scraps and food/garbage left out. Was not much to be found in camp and they quickly moved on. I just thought of them as the clean up crew.

I have also heard they will board the boats to look around if it is easy. Also heard of one in a customers tent. Apparently they left the door open and it walked in.

The skunks there are very use to people and they did not care one bit if we were around.

A clean and secure camp at night is a pain but is always the best solution.
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You ever ask yourself how they got that piss?
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You ever ask yourself how they got that piss?
yeah, and luring a predator in to a camp and scaring the piss out of it was not one of the thoughts.
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