NJ town could be in trouble for moving skunks

AVALON, N.J. - December 27, 2011

Officials in the shore town of Avalon have been capturing and moving skunks - about 80 of them in the last year.

The state Division of Fish and Wildlife wants to know where they are being taken. A spokesman tells The Press of Atlantic City (http://bit.ly/tl9LLK) that a permit is needed to move wildlife to another town because critters could cause problems in the places they are taken.

Two years ago, the town acknowledged releasing about two dozen skunks in nearby Upper Township.

Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi will only say that skunks are being put in "the witness protection program."

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