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What impact do skunks have on humans?
Question Date: 2007-12-07
Answer 1:

They are omnivorous weasels, so they will eat garbage, any outdoor food, etc. They also have a noxious chemical they can spray when irritated that is unpleasant (although I don't think toxic) to humans.

Skunks are intelligent enough to avoid getting hit by cars usually, but not always, so they sometimes die by being run over. I'm sure other accidents kill them,too. I don't know what limits their population.

Answer 2:

None, other than they stink.

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