Skunks on the rise in Central Park

The skunk population in Central Park, yes we said skunk population, is on the rise.

While raccoon sightings are not uncommon the rise in the occurrences of park goers seeing – and smelling – skunks is unprecedented.

The city Parks Department, however, has no plans to boot the skunks.
“As a general policy, NYC Parks does not interfere with the natural habitat of skunks and will not relocate healthy skunks found in a park,” it said in a statement.
“Skunks are part of the wildlife of New York City.”
The stinkers have been spotted most often on a path across from Le Pain Quotidien eatery in the park, witnesses said.