You might be seeing more of the striped critters

Its officially skunk mating season in Ohio. The season starts in mid-February and continues through the month of March. Skunk sightings will likely increase throughout the state and may cause issues for residents. Striped skunks are native to Ohio and are very adaptable, becoming used to humans and their trash, food, pet food and other things. The gestation period for female skunks is about two months and they can give birth to two or up to ten babies at one time.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources wants to begin charging residents for permits to shoot coyotes. The permits would cost $15 each and be required if you plan to hunt and kill the wolf-like animals. The ODNR would officially classify coyotes as a fur bearer and game animal and require hunters to purchase a fur taker permit. The coyote is not native to Ohio and made its way into the Buckeye State in the late 1970’s.

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It’s skunk mating season in Ohio

Breeding season for striped skunks in Ohio begins in mid-February and continues through March. This means skunk sightings will be on the rise across the Buckeye State as the critters roam about looking for love.

Officials with the Ohio Department of Wildlife said the active critters could stir up trouble in residential areas, particularly around pets. Striped skunks are very adaptable and can become habituated to humans and their trash, pet food and other sources of food, officials said. Read more

Summary: Its officially skunk mating season in Ohio. The season starts in mid-February and continues through the month of March. Skunk sightings will likely increase throughout the state and may cause issues for residents.

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