Skunks Making A Big Stink In New York City

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – It’s a sight many New Yorkers don’t expect to see, especially Amy, who was walking on Amsterdam Avenue near 181st Street in Washington Heights.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reports

“I just looked towards that way and saw a skunk,” Amy told WCBS 880 reporter Monica Miller.

The New York Times is reporting that the smelly creatures are moving into northern Manhattan and the Bronx.

Amy said, “I’ve never seen nothing like that before.”

They’ve been reported marking their territory in places like Co-op City, Inwood, and as far south as Riverside Park.


One Comment

    1. Ingrid says:

      It is a possiblity that it is fox. Fox smell just like skunks – I learned that when I went to the Wolf Reserve in New Jersey. The smell likeness is uncanny.

  1. Catbird says:

    My dog and I ran into a skunk in Riverside Park near the 103rd St. entrance in the early AM Friday (1:45 AM). I had smelled them but thought it was “herb.” Fortunately, though my dog got within a couple of feet (she was off leash) she didn’t get sprayed. A caution to other dog owners!

  2. Duderino says:

    I like to smoke di skunky greenz

    1. Lizo says:

      me too lol

  3. Carla says:

    Wrote about the growing skunk problem in Inwood and Washington Heights last month. Dog owners are interacting with the skunks more and more.

  4. Daniel P. says:

    I live in a city in New York, having recently moved form Long Island. Each night I have skunks, foxes, and feral cats come up on my deck in front of my house in the city.

  5. Rich says:

    Hello yuppies. In Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx we not only have skunks but rabbits, snapping turtles, racoons, deer, various snakes and coyotes. Recent. Not really. They are and have neen there since I was a kid in the 1950’s.

  6. Daisy A. says:

    We have possums, skunks and racoons here in Los Angeles, CA also but the only time I see them is as road kill. Too much traffic for them.

  7. Ralph says:

    My skunk’s breath smells like skunk food.

  8. Jim says:

    Maybe they’ll eat the bedbugs!

  9. Hornet Montana says:

    We’ve had skunks and opposums and raccoons in America for many many years now.

  10. Rocky says:


  11. RAA says:

    We have had possum in the Bay Ridge section for a while now!

  12. Fort Washington Eddie says:

    We’ve had skunks and opposums and raccoons and even a hedgehog in the Fort Tryon Park area for ages.

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