continued Earlier this month, Hiawatha Trail homeowner Christina Fadden Fitch wrote to Mayor White to describe her neighborhood’s encounter with a strange skunk. In the summer of 2011, “[It was] out at about 5 p.m. in daylight, which is very odd,” Fitch wrote. “The next day [my daughter] Shannon took our dog out in the backyard, and the skunk was right there acting strangely — circling and rolling over.”
Fitch believes the animal exhibited symptoms of distemper.
In two separate incidents in April 2011, Liverpool Police officers shot and killed two skunks which had been behaving strangely in broad daylight. One animal was killed behind a house on Oswego Street, while another was shot a few blocks away on Sixth Street.