Boston Wildlife and Animal Removal

How to Identify Skunk Tracks

Sometime, you may find some strange tracks on your property or there may be some holes under a house. You may not be sure if it is a Boston skunk or a possum. Many people are aware that when they have a skunk around, it will smell. It may not be clear if you have a cat, fox or anything else at your Massachusetts home.

The rear foot of the skunk is closer in the size compared to front foot. They are narrower and they are wider. The front foot is like the hand and the rear foot looks like a blotchy shape. The skunks are not graceful and they may try to walk in a straight way but this is not what happens always. For the contrary, if you have to look for the Boston raccoon tracks and look for the tracks that look like that of the human hand.

The Boston skunks are known to have five digits on the front and on the back and they have long claws that are not as other animals that people may have seen. The long claws at the fronts are too long and the rear foot may show the divided heel that can make the identification much easier. A small inside toe may not be shown always with the rear foot and the craws are not that long as they are at the front foot. The smallest toe is found at the inside of the track near the opening of the crease and the opening which divides a heel pad with the rest part of the foot which is large within the track. The lope or the overstep walk are the common gaits found with the skunk. Since it is normally small, the stride can be just four or eight inches in its length. You may be seeing many tracks within a short distance.

The track of a stripped Boston skunk is different from the one of the spotted skunk. The pad of a spotted skunk is completely different. To be able to identify the skunk tracks, you may also need to know the tracks of other animals like rabbits or raccoons to know the difference. When it comes to talk about wild animals, we all feel scared of having them at our doorstep even. There is no question of getting them entered in Massachusetts homes. Nobody likes to keep the dangerous animals in homes as pets. To get rid of the animals, we can adopt many ways. The way we adopt depends on the animal we found in our home unluckily.

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