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Where should I relocate a trapped Skunk ?

Where should I relocate a trapped Skunk ?

Make sure you trap a Long Island, New York skunk in a live cage trap in order to effectively relocate it without the aggressive animal biting or scratching you during the relocation. In most countries of the world, you are expected to relocate a trapped skunk away from your Suffolk County property and away from any residential area- most countries will allow you relocate a skunk some 5-10 meters away from a residential environment. It is safer to relocate a skunk in a life cage trap than other lethal traps because a live cage trap will help you avoid killing the animal.

Secondly, live cage trap will help you avoid the Long Island, New York skunk spraying you with its obnoxious chemical that produce an offensive odour. You need to keep in mind that there are no repellants that can keep skunks away from your Suffolk County environment, however, the use of non-lethal traps with the use of the right baits have been found to be the most effective way to keep them away. If you are able to trap a skunk successfully, you must relocate and release them at least 5 meters away from your property but it must not constitute hazards to other residential property owners. Secondly, if the trap used is not secured enough, then you should hire professional Long Island, New York animal controller to help you relocate the animal- by doing this you will be able to avoid being sprayed by the animal.

If a skunk seem to be injured or too sick to walk, or has managed to escape from a trapped injured, do not throw an object on top of it just to capture it, rather you should find a large transparent cage to cover the animal. By doing this, the animal will not be able to attack you, and at the same time , you will not add more pains to its injury. Your next step after this is to call an animal rehabilitator, because releasing the injured animal away from your property will eventually lead to its death and that may constitute a health hazard to the environment. The best possible way to relocate an injured Suffolk skunk is to call an animal rehabilitator to take care of it.

The best time to relocate a skunk is early in the morning , though most skunks are active in the evening and late in the night, however, relocating them in the night can be dangerous , especially when you don’t know what happened to the Long Island, New York animal. Relocating the animal in the morning can help you decide whether it needs treatment or can be relocated without any problem.

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