Post by wheelgarden1 on Jan 27, 2019 20:34:07 GMT -5
The 11-year-old pup starts barking, and runs to investigate...moments later, she runs back to be let inside...open the door, and the cringing, acrid smell of skunk hangs heavy in the air. Fortunately, she didn't get sprayed, and is spared banishment and a tomato juice bath.
"Adopt the pace of Nature: her secret is patience." --- Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am a beekeeper. The darned skunks would come scratch on the hive until the bees came out to fight, then sit there and eat bees. I don't want to shoot a skunk on the place cause when they die they let loose all that stinky stuff and you can't go near the place for ten days. So, I would take a trap and hook it to a ten foot 2x4. I would lead the critter over to the canal and drown it. The odor goes with the water. So, now you see what a mean ornery old man I am?
Tom do the skunks bother anything you have on the place? I know they are hell on beehives.
Bears are the danger to bee hives here if the hives are away from the house and near the woods. A beekeeper once offer me his hives and equipment, and we would go halves on the honey. Bears were tearing up his hives. I turned him down because I would have had the same problem.
All our problems would be solved if only we would change our ways.