You might believe only a few animals will burrow holes in your yard, but we have some friendly advice.

Owning a house in Montana can seem like a dream, but there are some things you should consider. You will have to deal with all types of wildlife making themselves feel at home in your yard. It doesn't matter if you have a fenced-in area or several acres because all animals can visit your yard.

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We aren't just talking about deer, elk, or foxes. Many animals will burrow under your yard to build nests for their family.

Photo by Pankaj Shah via Unsplash
Photo by Pankaj Shah via Unsplash

When people hear this news, they think of voles, rabbits, or groundhogs are the likely suspects for holes or dirt mounds in their yards, but that's not always the case. You might be playing host to one of the stinkiest animals in Montana.

If you start noticing dirt piles or holes in your yard, you might want to be careful around them at night because those mysterious holes might be home to a skunk.

Photo by Elisa Stone via Unsplash
Photo by Elisa Stone via Unsplash

Many people don't know that skunks are burrowing creatures and will find any spot to dig a nest.

This was a big deal when I was growing up in Polson. We had a family of skunks living behind our house next to a few trees, and we had to monitor when our animals were outside. It's not because we were worried about the dogs or cats trying to attack the skunks, but because we didn't want our animals to get sprayed and deal with the fallout of the horrendous smell.

So what can you do about it? You can try to trap it yourself, but you will probably get sprayed, so we suggest hiring a professional.

Keep an eye out on your Montana yards!

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