Can't agree with you on that @Mike CHS , except for the smell.... as skunks are carrying more and more diseases.... and they are often rabid here in Va. I will tolerate/ignore them up the road, in the pasture away from here, but here at the house......NOPE. If I was going to be staying here this one would have been caught and disposed of.... now I just don't care. Next persons problem. I agree with keeping it out.... but they are notorious for digging.... a big part of their diet is grubs and stuff.... I sure hope this solves the problem for you.It took us all day but we attached chicken wire to the woven wire fence to keep the chicks in and other critters out. Hopefully that will also keep the skunk from going through the fence as I would rather keep it out as put it down.