De-Skunking Solution

Category: Spring 2019, Wild About Wildlife 11 0

Skunks and pets don’t mix. Confrontations often result in a sad, stinky dog or cat. Here’s what to do if your pet comes out on the losing end.

Materials
• 1 quart 3 percent hydrogen peroxide
• 1/4 cup baking soda
• 1 tablespoon liquid hand soap or dish soap

Instructions
Mix ingredients together. Shampoo your animal thoroughly, making sure to avoid the eyes, nose and mouth. Let sit for five minutes, then rinse well.

FUN FACT

Whether you call it a mountain lion, cougar, puma, catamount,
or panther, you’re talking about the
same species of cat.

 


 
 

Bunny Business

San Diego County is home to thousands of wild cottontail rabbits, and they keep on coming—mama rabbits can give birth three times a year. Despite their frequent litters, cottontail moms are pretty paws-off. They leave their baby buns in the morning, returning only to feed them at dawn and dusk. So if you come across a seemingly abandoned nest, leave it alone. Mom is usually nearby. But just to make sure, circle the nest with flour and check for tracks the next morning.

 
 

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