Wild Skunks and Raccoons are Thriving Coast to Coast

Wild skunks and raccoons are among the most pervasive wild animals in the United States. Odds are they live where you live, even in urban and suburban areas. In this article you’ll read their fascinating facts, plus learn how you can help stem the spread of rabies via these critters.

You can discourage raccoons from thinking of your backyard as a buffet by not leaving trash cans outdoors at night. Tight lids may not be enough to keep raccoons out of trash cans, given their remarkable dexterity.
You can discourage raccoons from thinking of your backyard as a buffet by not leaving trash cans outdoors at night. Tight lids may not be enough to keep ‘coons out of trash cans, given their remarkable dexterity.
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