skunks http://kbia.org en Officials urge caution around Missouri skunks http://kbia.org/post/officials-urge-caution-around-missouri-skunks <p>Missouri conservation officials are urging people to be cautious around skunks that soon will be emerging from winter shelters.</p><p>Skunks are one of the two primary carriers of the rabies virus in Missouri. Encounters increase during skunks' mating season, which starts in late February and continues through March. Males can travel five miles in one night.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:16:31 +0000 Associated Press 28676 at http://kbia.org