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Re: ??????
gardenchat@hort.net

I have a little schnauzer who will take on anything, even a raccoon. Had
to have her seriously stitched up. Honestly, I think she would take on
an elephant. She's a great watch and lap dog all bundled together.

B 
ETN Zone 7 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <inlandjim1@q.com> 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Monday, March 8, 2010 7:49:39 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] ?????? 

Yep, raccoons can be a real problem. Dog doesn't have much of a chance 
against a full-grown raccoon. 


On Mar 8, 2010, at 4:30 PM, BONNIE_HOLMES wrote: 

> The program we saw on skunks stated that the skunk doesn't really have 
> much spray material. So, it will give lots of warnings before 
> spraying. 
> A segment showed a mountain lion interested but it took the warnings 
> and 
> backed off. A coyote kept pestering the skunk, ignored the warning and 
> got a spray when it attacked. Our dogs are inside at night so we 
> seldom 
> have a problem. They have gotten hurt more by raccoons. 
> 
> 
> 
> B 
> 
> ETN Zone 7 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com 
> To: gardenchat@hort.net 
> Sent: Monday, March 8, 2010 5:43:01 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] ?????? 
> 
> As long as you have indoor animals, skunks are not a problem. 
> Even if you keep the dogs in at night, it should be all right - in 
> more than 40 years we have never had an animal - this time a 
> cat - sprayed by a skunk. When they walk by at night they 
> really only leave a faint odor. That's a small price to pay for 
> the way they dig out yellow-jacket nests. Now there's a problem - 
> yellow-jackets can do real damage, and a lot of people seem to 
> be allergic to them. 
> Auralie 
> 
> 
> 
> In a message dated 3/8/2010 11:47:54 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
> justjess01@gmail.com writes: 
> 
> You would only want a skunk around if it was "de-pewed" Bonnie. (which 
> is against the law because it is their only form of defense in the 
> wild) The guys renting our bunkhouse have trapped 12 of them this 
> spring. They carry rabies, and the weird thing is, rabies will not 
> kill a skunk, but they can be carriers of it. And they stink to high 
> heaven. At three o'clock in the morning they ran our guys out of that 
> house and they threw up from the smell. A couple of them got UNDER 
> the bunkhouse and it must have been two males fighting...but you could 
> smell that for almost a WEEK. They had to air out the house. 
> 
> 
> On 3/7/10, BONNIE_HOLMES <bonnie_holmes@comcast.net> wrote: 
>> Saw a very interesting program on skunks the other night. 
>> Fascinating. 
>> Didn't know that a mountain lion or rattler wouldn't bother a 
>> skunk. In 
>> fact, rattlers will actually hide from them as skunks will kill them. 
>> They will also eat bees and yellow jackets. Don't think I would mind 
>> having one around but we have dogs. 
> 
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