Last gardening season,we had a large skunk spray between the houses, where my vegetable garden is located. I knew when he sprayed, because my closed up garage smelled bad for days, even though the door was closed. My neighbor saw the skunk, and said he was the size of a large racoon. Is this possible? I have never heard of a skunk growing this big? The vegetables left that weren't harvested had to be destroyed, because of the smell; I felt it wasn't even safe to compost them. I don't know anything about skunks, and their habits but do know gardening in this house for 22 years I have never experienced a problem like this. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to keep them away from the area where this garden is located?