Q: So why do I see skunks out now - in winter? And eating
our garbage. Aren't they supposed to hibernate?
We never used to see
skunks till spring. Does this mean anything?
Tony from Lyndhurst
Anyway, during the coldest times they sleep, and live off their body fat,
but the fat lasts for only so long.
They will rouse themselves when the
temperatures get higher and dodge out for a snack, and our garbage is one of
their favorite dining-out spots.
So, it looks like the skunks have begun their annual return. I saw one
ambling across a road out in Willoughby in mid-February, in the middle of
the afternoon. I guess it must have lost its watch, and didn't realize it