skunks in Pennsylvania
Description of skunks in Pennsylvania
Skunks are native to Southeastern Pennsylvania and are one of the most misunderstood wild animals.
Skunks are well known for their odor when they spray, but skunks are actually very docile,
Their odor brings about fear in everyone who encounters them.
However, skunks have a limited supply of spray, so they don’t waste their defensive ammunition. They will usually give warnings first, like stamping their front feet. This gives the threat to
Skunk sightings in your neighborhood are not a cause for panic. Because of their
Skunks can actually benefit the neighborhood by eating insects, especially grubs in
Skunks are omnivorous, which means they feed on both plant and animal material. Their main food sources are insects and larvae, earthworms, grubs, small rodents, salamanders, frogs, snakes, birds, moles
They will change their diet depending on the season.
They frequently live under decks, sheds, or front steps. They like to burrow under things. Often, they will take advantage of existing groundhog burrows on properties.