Its a fact...they STINK!!

Skunks are notorious for the foul odor of their spray. They are easily identified because of their fluffy tail and black and white fur. The most common skunk species in North America is the striped skunk. These stinky critters average size is 20-30” long and around 6-10 pounds. They have very strong forefeet and long claws that are used for digging. They are extremely adaptable and thrive in many different habitats. They rarely travel more than 2 miles from established dens and usually will settle with a couple miles of a water source. Their dens are made in tree hollows, brush piles, hollowed out logs, underneath porches, wood piles and other structures. Sometimes they will dig their

Is it a Vole or Pocket Gopher?

With the gradual snow melt , many people are wondering what happened to their yard over the winter. Some places have several holes and tunnels all throughout their yards and others have holes with mounds of dirt everywhere. Rest assured the damage isn’t caused by aliens but either Voles or Pocket Gophers. Voles are mouse-like rodents known for damaging plant roots, trees, bulbs and grasses. They are 4-9” long and weigh about 2 oz, have grey or brown fur, round, stout body, blunt nose, short tail and legs and tiny eyes. One vole’s home range is usually no larger than ¼ acre. They are semi-fossorial rodents so they commonly spend much of their time underground in their complex burrow syste

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