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Skunks Invade Georgetown Neighborhood

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GEORGETOWN, Del.- Some Georgetown residents are complaining about a skunk invasion in their community. They say the problem started about two years ago and has only gotten worse since then.

One Georgetown woman said a skunk attacked her dog last week. This was the second time her dog has come into contact with a skunk in her backyard. 

"The skunks need to go, I'm fed up," said Osceola Waples. "After my dog was attacked for the second time I'm done."

Waples said this is a continuing issue throughout the neighborhood. She said the skunks appear out of nowhere and attack neighborhood dogs and have even come within close proximity to children. 

"My thing is if I walked out the back step and got attacked, what if these little kids that's in the neighborhood got attacked," Waples aid. "I mean, my number one priority is safety."

Town officials were not available to comment on the issue.

According to Delaware's official website, the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section does not trap or remove nuisances animals like skunks. Residents must contact a private animal/pest control business for removing them themselves.

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