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Unread 03-08-2010, 09:04 PM
 
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Plug these addresses into Google maps and street view them. You are actually within Chicago city limits here. It shouldn't be a big suprise that coyotes and skunks live in the city limits. You can see areas like this in other cities too.

10780 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

12022 S Ave O, Chicago, IL, United States

12334 S Torrence Ave, Chicago, IL, United States

2140 E 103rd St, Chicago, IL, United States

3152 W 76th St, Chicago, IL, United States

You are in the city of Chicago here.
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Unread 03-09-2010, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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Here in Prescott Valley, Arizona we have a bad skunk problem. Especially on my property, there is a small family of them that have been living under our house for the last 2-3 weeks. We are going to call someone soon to take care of it and they can move somewhere else. It's time to evict them!! LOOOL!
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Unread 03-09-2010, 02:21 PM
 
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I've never seen one,but have smelt them in different places throughout my entire life..
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Unread 03-10-2010, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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They exist in rare ocurrances in Phoenix which is wierd because they don't live in the surrounding desert.
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Unread 03-10-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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They exist in rare ocurrances in Phoenix which is wierd because they don't live in the surrounding desert.
Really? From what I've heard and read, skunks may be more abundant in the southwest than in any other region. I know there are species of skunk down there that are unique to the southwest.
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Unread 03-10-2010, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Really? From what I've heard and read, skunks may be more abundant in the southwest than in any other region. I know there are species of skunk down there that are unique to the southwest.
Definitely in the SW, though in the Sonoran Desert not so much. It seems like skunks are city oriented like coyotes or raccoons.
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Unread 03-11-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: São Paulo
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THere are a few skunks here in the south. I never seen one in the south but have seen them in the west near Colorado Springs when we went on a nature heights in Garden of the Gods
Instead of skunks, Atlanta's got crunks!


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Unread 03-11-2010, 10:01 AM
 
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Lots of skunks in NJ. They adjust well to civilization.

They're nocturnal animals and hibernate in winter, so you usually only see them at night in warm weather.
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Unread 03-11-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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Definitely in the SW, though in the Sonoran Desert not so much. It seems like skunks are city oriented like coyotes or raccoons.
I'm not so sure that coyotes, raccoons, and skunks are necessarily city-oriented by any means. They're abundant out in the backwoods and wide open spaces too. I mean its not like they are pigeons, starlings, or house sparrows which virtually don't exist at all in the backcountry.

I think in SOME cases such as the western cities, where you have many man-made ponds, and mature trees in residential areas, etc. you are more likely to see raccoons in the city, than out in the sticks. Raccoons like to be near water and some bigger trees. I saw that when I was living in Colorado.

Possibly skunks have more competition with other animals out in wilder areas, and so they are more abundant in cities.

Maybe skunks and coyotes are simply seen more in the cities, because that just where most people live?
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