Pictures of Skunk Poop
If you're looking at pictures of skunk poop on the internet this is probably not a good day for you. Luckily we have some examples of skunk poop so you can be sure of what you're looking at in your yard or on your porch, and some tips on how to clean up after skunk poop. Refer to other articles in this series about skunks for other common skunk-related problems, and how to solve some of them.
What Does Skunk Feces Look Like?
At about 1/2 inch in diameter and varying shades of brown and black, skunk poop looks similar to other wildlife poop and can easily be mistaken for the droppings of a dog or raccoon. Each dropping is usually about 1-2 inches in length and will ahve a strong odor. Skunk feces should not be left alone and should be removed as soon as possible.
Can Skunk Poop Carry Diseases
Absolutely. All the more reason to get rid of this stuff ASAP. Dogs will probably take a nose to it, and it you dog is infected with a zoonotic disease from contact the with the skunk feces, you can be, too. If you find skunk feces in grass use water and a little bleach to disinfect it. You may lose that patch of grass but it's better than having your dog get a potentially harmful disease. On the patio or porch area, concrete, pavers, etc., you can use a bleach solution as well to remove any remaining bacterial once you remove the droppings. Take these tdroppings and place them in a back inside of another bag and throw them away.
Skunk Poop Odor
Don't expect roses or the scent of that plug-in air freshner, but don't expect the odor of skunk spray that is familiar to most homeowners. The feces and the skunk spray come from two different places and have different chemical makeups. While the skunk feces is both the remnants of digested and undigested food, the skunk spray is glandular and has an oily base.