Do People Eat Skunk?

Is it safe to eat skunk meat?

Yes you can eat skunk meat as long as you don’t break the bacteria filled little bag by the skunks anus that is used to spray that horrendous odor everywhere for the skunks protection. If it is broke, throw it away as it gets bacteria all over the meat and renders the meat no good.

Is skunk meat tasty?

The meat is light in color and well flavored. It is better than raccoon or opossum, but a skunk is bony and not as well padded with meat as a rabbit.

Do skunks get eaten?

Gehrt has documented just how well these multiple tactics work. Coyotes, foxes, dogs, bobcats, mountain lions, badgers and big owls can all eat skunks but rarely do. Gehrt’s research shows that less than 5 percent of skunk mortality is caused by predators.