Florida skunks are known for their bad odor they spray as a part of self defense. When provoked,
they can spray the fluid and causes temporary blindness. The Orlando skunks can spray up to 6 times
and it can go far up to 15 feet away.
The ability is often used when they come into contact with other predators or human threat. The skunk’s spray can be oily in texture and the animal is clever enough to control the shots. Female and male skunks can spray the liquid in term of defensive method. For the males, spray is also part of competing with each other especially when they are looking for females in breeding season. On the other hand, female skunks can spray a male skunk when she dislikes him.
The powerful shot is done due to the scent glands own by Orlando skunks. The accuracy is high enough due to the strong muscles next to the gland. Aside from the terrible smell, the spray actually causes irritation and pain. The strong odor can be detected by humans even if it is miles away. Whatever the wild animal any of us get entered to home, we need to get it out in short span of time. This is not something to worry about. There are lots of ways that can help us getting this done in proper way. When your pet happens to be shot by skunk spray, it could be difficult to remove the odor from the body. The solution would be to wash the pet using dishwashing soap and a mix of baking soda. Always wear rubber gloves for safety reason. Rub the pet’s fur but don’t let it sit for too long because it may cause itches and bleaching the color of your pet’s fur.
The next thing to do is to wash it with water and rub again with shampoo before rinsing it once again. Florida skunk spray can stink up to days when you don’t immediately do something. In gardens and barns, the skunk spray may be left behind and the smell could be very distracting that you need to pour all of the repellent ingredients out there just to remove the bad odor. There are methods to de-skunk your Orlando property and your pets but be sure to do it with caution.
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