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Posted: September 12, 2017

Town paying people to trap skunks

By Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


A town in Illinois fed up with skunks is offering a little green to be rid of the stinky problem.

Vernon Hills is offering people $75 for each skunk that is trapped and removed from the village, WGN reported. 

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Officials say that while the area has been dealing with a skunk problem for awhile, this year's mild, wet spring has caused a spike in the skunk population.

Skunks are most active this time of year because they are storing up fat for winter, wildlife experts told WGN.

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