In the fall, why does Rockford smell like skunks?

For the past couple of weeks, on my to the radio station in the morning, I smell a skunk at least once. Sometimes it's multiple locations. Could there really be that many skunks in Rockford?

I detect it so frequently, I started to think it was people enjoying the new marijuana laws in Illinois. Okay, I know that s a little outrageous. I just thought it was funny imagining.

I remember the same thing happening as a kid, so you can stop making the Rockford stinks jokes.

During the summer, sometimes I get hit with the aroma but not this often. Is there a reason why it's everywhere all the time?

According to the Forest Preserve District Of Dupage County Facebook page...

Are you noticing more skunks lately?

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Posted by Forest Preserve District of DuPage County on Thursday, October 1, 2020

Well, that makes sense. Maybe, that's why people wear their masks while driving in cars by themselves.

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