Skunk mating season is here

Skunk mating season has begun in Maryland and residents may be smelling the animals more often. The season begins around Valentine’s Day and runs through mid-March. Skunks will be more active during these few weeks so take more precautions to avoid them and getting sprayed with their noxious smell. The striped skunk is native to much of the United States.

Wildlife killing contests are legal in the state of Maryland and often times target predator animals such as foxes, raccoons and coyotes. The Humane Society of the United States is pushing for the practice to become banned in the state. They claim that the contests are brutal and inhumane and oftentimes the animals are disposed of immediately after the hunt. The contests disproportionately affect predator animals that are essential to the balance of the ecosystem.

For tips on animal removal, visit On The Fly Pest Solutions.

Smelling Skunk? It’s Mating Season In Maryland

If you’re taking a big breath of fresh air when you first step outside your door in the morning, beware of Pepé Le Pew. Through mid-March, a little skunk smell may be present in the air around Maryland because skunks are out and about and looking for love.

According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the females aren’t always receptive of their suitors and will spray them. Learn more

Summary: Skunk mating season has begun in Maryland and residents may be smelling the animals more often. The season begins around Valentine’s Day and runs through mid-March.

Humane Society Urges Maryland To Ban Hunts That Target Coyotes, Foxes And Raccoons

The Humane Society of the United States is speaking out against wildlife killing contests that are legal in the State of Maryland.

To those who participate, the so-called contests are known as predator hunts. They involve the killing of just certain animals. There is now a push to ban the practice. Right now, there is a bill on the House Floor to ban wildlife killing contests, which opponents said are cruel. Read more

Summary: Wildlife killing contests are legal in the state of Maryland and often times target predator animals such as foxes, raccoons and coyotes. There is a Bill that is pushing to ban these killing contests.