Winston Salem Wildlife and Animal Removal

Where Should I Relocate a Trapped Skunk?

Having a Winston Salem skunk around your property is not an option so just getting it away seems like a clear no-brainer. No one wants to be sprayed and you don’t want your family or pets sprayed either. Plus, you have the concerns about the fact that these North Carolina animals carry diseases and parasites that make them a real danger to you and your family. You simply cannot have them around.

Of course, there is the worry about killing the North Carolina animal. When the skunk dies it goes out on one last blaze of glory, releasing he scented spray that is contained in its anal glands. Having that smell around is not a good option either, which leaves you with the only real option for many of trapping it and moving it somewhere else, but where? You really have a couple of options here that can work for you. The first of these is to call a Winston Salem wildlife preserve or rescue center and see if they will take the animal. They may even be willing to come out and get the animal, but you should not count on this. If they do it, you should count on paying a cost for the service.

At these preserves they will see if the North Carolina animal is healthy and, if so, they will find a good place for it so that it can be cared for. If it is sick then they will dispose of it to make sure that other animals do not become ill that are also in the preserve. They can’t take risks with any animal that has a disease like rabies, which is understandable. If this is not an option, then you may have to look at releasing the Winston Salem animal into the wild on your own. This will require you to take it to some forest area and let it go. There are a couple of things you should be aware of before undertaking this project. First, you need to make sure that the cage is covered the entire time during transport. If the animal can see it may begin spraying, and that can mean your vehicle is about to get the most heinous shower of all time.

Secondly, you cannot simply open the cage and let the animal out after you reach the destination. It may just turn on you and your whole plan will be defeated. What you need to do is to open the cage so it can get out while the cage is still covered. Make sure you wear gloves for this just to be safe. Then, tie a string or piece of rope to the tarp. From a good distance away, pull the tarp off and then wait for the Winston Salem skunk to leave.

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