How smart are skunks?
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  1. #1
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    Default How smart are skunks?

    Posted on the local keepers group, stolen by me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zveDu-bIoWU

    We are not the only species to work a bee hive.
    It is not true that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks.
    They can learn them, they just can't do them.

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    Default Re: How smart are skunks?

    Nice. Thanks.

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    Default Re: How smart are skunks?

    A solution to keep skunks away from front of raised stands is to attach a piece of stucco wire that is wider than the hive, to the front of stand and have it slope 45 degrees outwards and end of wire resting on the ground.

    One can also place two 4-5 inch posts or blocks of wood on ground in front of hive. Posts are parallel to front of hive and two feet apart. Lay stucco wire on top of posts. Skunks can not navigate holes in wire and stay away from front of hive.
    Zone 3b. If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got!

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    Default Re: How smart are skunks?

    stay away from front of hive.

    I was particularly impressed with this skunks technique of going under the hive and tapping on the bottom.
    It is not true that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks.
    They can learn them, they just can't do them.

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