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Skunks are mammals known for their ability to spray a liquid with a strong unpleasant smell. Different species of skunk vary in appearance from black-and-white to brown or cream colored, but all have warning coloration

The Skunk spray, which comes from two glands near the base of the skunk’s tail, can hit a target 12 feet (3.7 meters) away. If you are lucky, you may get a warning before being sprayed. If threatened, skunks stamp their front feet, lift their tail, and growl.

If the person or animal doesn’t retreat, the skunk aims the spray at the eyes, allowing the skunk to escape. The spray can remain on its target for days.

The skunk's smelly armory is a horrific wonder of nature. First off, the main chemical weapons are sulfur-based compounds like the ones that make rotten eggs and flatulence so nasty. Second, these compounds are mixed with other ultra-sticky chemicals. That make the smell a nightmare to get rid of.


1 quart 3 percent hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
1 teaspoon liquid soap or dish detergent
Mix these together and bathe ("shampoo" in or rub down) the spray victim thoroughly.
Be sure to use this mixture immediately after it is created, as it is unstable.
Let sit for five minutes and rinse with tap water afterwards, and repeat if necessary.
For spray in the eyes, flush with water as soon as possible.

How to prevent skunks from using your property. They are often drawn to live under decks, porches, sheds and such. You need to install an exclusion barrier around the perimeter of the deck, so that they can't crawl under. And of course, don't leave out pet food, or any other food that will attract skunks. If you want to hire a professional wildlife trapper to trap the skunks or install a professional exclusion barrier for you, click on this nationwide map of Professional Wildlife Removal Companies, and you'll find an expert in your town or city.


Great post @goodaytraders i heard that giving a shower in tomato soup also works XD

not really my cousin used it but, did really work

I was going to write this in here :) Glad to see someone else beat me too it!!! ^_^ <3

Is a well-known and effective remedy that is why it is so well known i think have a good day have a great day @ancientmystique

Very good tips which can help some people to take care of their body odour too as not only wild animals have unpleasant smell-which they use in self defence..haha. Good post.

@charles1 you're too much ahahahah I know exactly what you're talking about lol

Point, glad you understand that we should not complain about animals only (its for their self defence) when some people need even stronger solution for their own case, even their private parts...hahah

Great thing there's now skunk around here... 😂

@arrliinn really I didn't know about that lol lol lol

Great post @goodaytraders! I am now more happy to know it all about! keep it going and follow me (if you want of course)

I just do it