Re: first skunk trapped
How do you throw the trap in the creek without getting sprayed. I drowned some wood chucks in a barrel when we had that problem but I am not about to try that with skunks. I got to say it wasn't easy. They can swim good enough to lift the cage and breath. I had to put skewers in the middle of the cage to keep them down and that even took a second try. They pulled the skewers out under water. Then I had to make longer ones so they couldn't get them out inside the barrel.
Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping