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2013-10-21 23:00:45

Animal Trapping for La Canada and Glendale, CA is now being performed by licensed trappers from Rodent Guys Pest Control of Southern California. La Canada and Glendale, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 La Canada and Glendale, California wildlife removal is a regular call for raccoon trapping, skunk removal, opossum removal and squirrel eradication. The natural area surrounding the neighborhood in La Canada and Glendale is the normal home for the wildlife. Rodents and other wildlife are seeking...

2010-07-13 18:25:04

A new beetle that could be used to control the invasive weed skunk vine has been identified by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators. The insect, named Himalusa thailandensis, was found in Thailand by entomologists Bob Pemberton (now retired), with the ARS Invasive Plants Research Laboratory (IPRL) in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Tony Wright, with the ARS Australian Biological Control Laboratory (ABCL) in Brisbane, Australia; and Amporn Winotai, a cooperator with the...

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2009-11-11 09:26:41

Predators with experience of skunks avoid them both because of their black-and-white coloration and their distinctive body shape, according to UC Davis wildlife researcher Jennifer Hunter. The study was published online Oct. 21 in the journal Behavioral Ecology. Hunter wanted to know how predators know a skunk is a skunk. Biologists had assumed that the distinctive black-and-white color scheme was a marker saying, "keep away." Hunter prepared taxidermy mounts of skunks and of gray foxes, an...

2009-09-25 14:45:28

Authorities in suburban Chicago said a fleet-footed animal control officer who rescued a skunk managed to quickly run from its spray radius. Police in Buffalo Grove, Ill., said an animal control officer was called to free a skunk with its head caught in a mayonnaise jar at about 9 p.m. last Friday in a residential neighborhood, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. The police report of the incident said the officer grabbed the jar, yanked it from the skunk's head and ran like heck before the...

2009-07-22 11:50:34

Six rabid raccoons have been identified in New York City this year, the city health department said. Four of the raccoons were found in the Bronx, one in Manhattan near Inwood Hill Park, and one in Queens in Long Island City. Raccoons are the most commonly reported rabid animals in New York City, but city health officials warn that skunks, bats, stray dogs and cats and other wild animals can also carry rabies. Rabid raccoons are a relatively common occurrence in Staten Island and the Bronx,...

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2009-03-11 07:49:16

How do the many carnivorous animals of the Americas avoid competing for the same lunch, or becoming each other's meal? A possible answer comes from a new study by a pair of researchers at the University of California, Davis. Their large-scale analysis shows that it's not just chance that's at play, but avoidance strategies themselves that have been a driving force in the evolution of many carnivores, influencing such factors as whether species are active daytime or nighttime, whether they...

2009-01-08 22:36:35

Charges were dropped Thursday against a Utah man who moved a city-owned skunk trap into the shade because he felt sorry for the animal inside. Paul Roberts, a lawyer for South Salt Lake City, said after 90 minutes of testimony that the case should be dismissed, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Ryan Turner told the court he moved the trap because the skunk had been caught in it for two days, with no food or water and the sun blazing down during the day. I don't see any crime in helping an...

2008-07-21 15:00:41

By Gareth Edwards BEING best known for their foul-smelling defence mechanism has given the skunk a less than appealing public image. But staff at a Lothians zoo are predicting a baby of the species will soon have curious visitors pouring into the attraction. The little creature is a rare example of an albino skunk and stunned staff at Five Sisters Zoo in West Calder when he was pulled out of a litter of baby skunks. And the striking animal is set to become a TV star, after making...

2008-07-11 09:00:32

By Devin Rose, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 11--Carol Infalt keeps about 75 raccoons at her rural Jefferson County home, and can even be seen in the trees teaching the babies how to climb. Linda Bethke spent $2,000 on 4,000 mice to feed the birds of prey she cares for around Sauk City after the tough winter made it hard for birds to hunt. Ken and Barbara Bowman kept 145 rescued bats in their Sun Prairie basement this winter. Infalt, Bethke and the Bowmans are wildlife...

2008-07-01 21:00:19

By Dan X. McGraw, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 1--The supply of human rabies vaccines in Texas is at a historically low level, but health officials say it doesn't pose a threat to the public. Two manufacturers of the vaccine reduced supplies this year because of contamination problems and plant closures, prompting a nationwide shortage of vaccines, said Doug McBride, a spokesman for the Texas Department of State Health Services. As a result, the state of Texas has stopped stockpiling...


Latest Skunks Reference Libraries

Stink Badger, Mydaus
2013-01-01 15:02:03

The stink badger (Mydaus) is a genus of mammals that contains two species that are not true badgers. These belong in the skunk family Mephitidae. The two species within this genus are known as the Palawan stink badger and the Sunda stink badger, which is also known as the Teledu. These species can be found on the islands of the Malay Archipelago, including Java, Borneo, and Sumatra. The Palawan stink badger also appears on many small islands in its range and the Philippine island of Palawan,...

Striped Hog-nosed Skunk, Conepatus semistriatus
2012-07-17 14:50:26

The striped hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus semistriatus) is native to South and Central America, but its range is fragmented. It is able to live in many habitats, including tropical areas and arid scrub forests. It prefers to reside in foothills with bushy scrub, and will avoid deserts or heavily forested areas. It is a nocturnal creature that feeds mainly on small vertebrates, fruits, and invertebrates. The striped hog-nosed skunk appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of...

American Hog-nosed Skunk, Conepatus leuconotus
2012-07-17 14:46:45

The American hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus leuconotus), also known as the rooter skunk, is native to North and Central America. This species’ large range includes much of Mexico, and Texas and Colorado in the United States. In its range, it prefers a habitat within rocky terrain, streambeds, and canyons, and in Mexico, it occurs in many areas including mountains, tropical areas, and thorn woodlands. It occurs in arid habitats in southern Texas including areas with cactus and thorny brush. This...

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2009-02-16 18:54:47

The Hooded Skunk (Mephitis macroura) is a species of skunk similar to the Striped Skunk. It is most abundant in Mexico, but its range extends south into central America and north into the Southwestern United States. Its habitat is grassland, high desert, and in the foothills of mountains. It avoids high elevation however. It prefers areas near water, such as rivers. Although similar to the Striped Skunk, the hooded skunk has a longer tail and longer coat of fur. The fur is very soft. The...

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2007-10-23 13:58:02

The African Striped Weasel (Poecilogale albinucha), is the only member in the genus Poecilogale. It is a small black and white weasel native to sub-Saharan Africa. The African striped weasel lives in forests, wetlands, and grasslands. It is a nocturnal hunter of small mammals, birds, and reptiles. The weasel kills its prey by whipping its own body and kicking, making use of its thin, lithe, muscular body to stun and tear the prey item. It sometimes stores its prey in its burrow instead of...

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