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By Bret Baker
Pine Knot News Outdoors 

A tale of a reluctant trapper


May 24, 2019

Jamie startled me awake in the middle of the night. She nonchalantly informed me, “You have something in your trap.” We peered shoulder-to-shoulder into the backyard. The moon illuminated a rectangular silhouette just off the back steps. Sure enough, the live trap I had set was tripped. The trap door was slammed shut, and the skunk we had been after for weeks was locked inside.

Great, now what?

Admittedly, I hadn’t played the scenario completely through. When we decided the skunk had to go, neither one of us wanted it dead. We settled on live trapping the beast and transporting it...

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