Skunks breeding in England

Experts believe that skunks could now be living and breeding in the English countryside. Specifically there are reports of skunks rummaging through rubbish and allotments near Coleford. The animals may have been released into the wild after being kept as pets when new legislation banned removing their scent gland in 2007 – dozens may have been released by owners afraid of being sprayed by their foul smell.  The Daily Telegraph

The story has come to light after a three-month-old female skunk, going by the name of Ozzy (above pic) was captured in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, and handed in to the Vale Wildlife Hospital in nearby Tewkesbury. Story in the Daily Express

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