I will try the moth balls too, for a while at least, I keep an open box in my trailer to keep mice away, don't care much for the odor myself, but at least they don't 'spray', don't know why I haven't thought of it for the barn mice problem already since there are no cats there.
I have discovered a bit more about my skunk, there appears to be only one, a half grown cutie with so many coliks in his fur he almost looks spotted instead of striped. No more spraying since each horse got a first dose, but they are definitely edgy and on the lookout for him, as am I. What if he sprayed my saddle?!? Or me, if I surprised him.
It is much smaller than the first one I was seeing, and there was a road killed one about a quarter mile up the road about 3 weeks back, That may have been it's mom and would explain his generally unwise behavior about coming out into plain sight and looking for food every evening while a person is about. Am I putting too much human characteristics on him??
Anyway I don't want to kill him, and moth balls are cheaper than a trap which I would still need to figure out how to release him from. Maybe the trap comes with directions, but still moth balls are cheaper. So I'll go that way first.
I soaked the face mask in diluted peroxide overnight and it's ok now. Elwood rubbed a spot low on the side of his face trying to get the smell off. I've put vaseline with Tea Tree Oil on it and it's healed nicely, and he has otherwise aired out, but as I said before he is still a bit jumpy.
Indy - your dog is very handsome, Collie's are my Mom's favorite, and sorry about the loss of a good rooster.