So we just moved to a rural community about 2 months ago ( we have been suburbanites) and are still adjusting to the critters that go with the lifestyle. We thought for sure it would be spring before we had to deal with this, but gah, two nights ago both of our girls were sprayed in the face with a skunk. I am pretty sure everyone stumbled across one another.
Ran to Walmart at 11:00 at night and got tomato juice and got them bathed it that, got natures miracle yesterday and have been applying it gently to their faces ( still stinky heads). Any idea how long it will take to get my girls over the stinky hump? At least the house is starting to smell less offensive ( yup, smell got in the house). Also picked up some critter deterrent at the tractor supply along with chicken wire to put up along the deck and shed to encourage skunks to move elsewhere. Are there any other precautions I can take to try and keep them out of the yard??? I have already figured out that my girls did not learn from the experience ( keep wandering over to ground zero) and I did find where the booger dug under the fence, blocked that off too and plan to chicken wire along the fence. Sorry to be so long winded, just really want to avoid that experience again if I can.