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Biology and control of skunks

Description

People generally relate skunks to the foul-smelling, defensive spray they discharge when scared or threatened. Generally, people avoid skunks and have little tolerance for their presence. In many parts of North America, skunks are also a major carrier of rabies. Rabies has been present in the skunk population of southern Alberta, at fluctuating levels, since the late 1970s. This information sheet includes a brief look at the biology, behaviour and reproduction of skunks, and then focuses on non-lethal and lethal methods of skunk control.

Updated

December 1, 2016

Tags
pests rodents skunks wildlife control

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Frequency

Other

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Contributor

Merrill, Phil.

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

1996-01-01

Date Added

2015-07-28T18:32:08.362554

Date Modified

2016-12-01

Date Issued

1996-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

684-5

NEOS catalogue key

2394173

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Other

Alberta Ag-Info Centre: Call toll free: 310-FARM (3276).