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Pardon me for a few minutes--dinner will be delayed---

I went out to check the trap==a raccoon has been causing trouble--

I didn't grab a flashlight--rocked the cage with my foot--and got a full blast of skunk right in my face----

I'm going to shower and dose up with 'skunk off':mad:--:laughing: Yuck--
 

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I have ran into skunks from time to time and you will not forget what they smell.

But otherhand sure I have fought racoons before.

Merci,
Marc
 

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Pardon me for a few minutes--dinner will be delayed---

I went out to check the trap==a raccoon has been causing trouble--

I didn't grab a flashlight--rocked the cage with my foot--and got a full blast of skunk right in my face----

I'm going to shower and dose up with 'skunk off':mad:--:laughing: Yuck--
I can't resist.

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I stink=========
 

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This has turned my day upside down----I have at do some thinking----crap-o
Pardon me for a few minutes--dinner will be delayed---

I went out to check the trap==a raccoon has been causing trouble--

I didn't grab a flashlight--rocked the cage with my foot--and got a full blast of skunk right in my face----

I'm going to shower and dose up with 'skunk off':mad:--:laughing: Yuck--
So this is the rest of today's story??? :huh:

Merry Christmas and I hope you have a Happy New Year. :)
 

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You omitted step one in the procedure where you get on the ground and rub your head ( both sides ) on the grass and weeds or whatever you can find. :laughing:
 

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I stink=============
 

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You omitted step one in the procedure where you get on the ground and rub your head ( both sides ) on the grass and weeds or whatever you can find. :laughing:
MDR !!!!! ( LOL in French )


Merci,
Marc
 

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Tomato juice will kill the smell.
 

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Thanks Rusty---Skunk off and vinegar is all I have---I'm not letting a stinker like me go grocery shopping in MY truck.:laughing:
 
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Enough with the "I stink", stuff!
(We all know that - couldn't figure out a nice way to say it!) :)
He, he, he!

When I was a Freshman in college -
Some guy in our dorm didn't know what a skunk was.
Ran into one and thought it was a cat.
Threw his jacket over it - first mistake!
The skunk nailed his jacket!
(That should have been a warning!)
2nd mistake - he pulled the jacket off the skunk!
Skunk nailed him -GOOD!

He came back to the dorm - and, he brought the jacket!!!
Jacket - burned - (along with the rest of his clothes!)
Him - a long bath with tomato juice and Calamine lotion.
It eventually worked.
Phew!
He lived on the first floor - I lived on the third floor -
We could smell it!

"RF"

(Hey man! - you sure do know how to have fun!!!) :)
 

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I think we need to change your screen name from Oh' Mike to Oh' No....or maybe Oh' Crap.....better yet..Oh' Sh!t
I say we lift a pint to Oh'Stinky!

Now then two short stories, I promise.

Tippy was rather the best family/community dog and that of the entire neighborhood once. Big, furry, Irish setter. Tippy aged and spent more and more days in the garage rather than playing with kids. One day, a skunk---rare to come so close to humanity---ended up in his garage. The battle was brutal. Someone heard it from inside. Tippy raced with dead skunk in mouth and rolled all over WTW carpeting. I vowed then, never to have it near. WTW carpeting Skippy branded.

I was the only person within miles that knew about animals living near? Minnesota to Califorania transplant. Save for my vet and all. Calm down. Tippy will be fine. Make a hat out of the skunk pelt. It is what I have done with all animals that produce pelts so far. I admit I did raise housecats just for the fur.

The neighborhood rallied and bathed Tippy in tomatoe juice to make him smell less like a skunk. This happened when he insisted on rolling on their WTW carpeting.

Don't any of you try to pipe in here if you have never smelled a real one. Tippy smelled like a skunk for as long as it took for that smell you will never forget to go away. And it will. And Oh'Stinky you will never forget a spraying ass coming at you again will ya!?

There is good news. No other skunk ever entered Tippy's garage and he did, eventually, die. Smelling like a dead Irish Setter.

My second skunk story is rather touching on a couple levels. A Japanese American naturalist, whose family had lived in this country longer than either side of mine, was prison camped in Northern California and her work toward a PhD in Animal Behavior halted. She and her husband ran rescue habitats though and I will never forget a parade of skunks.

The female had stripped all the fur off the male tail, knowingly like it happens to us all? What was truly bizarre was this big, lanky, infant raccoon marched too. It was already twice the size of the infant skunks. It had been adopted. Skunks are one of few species that will take in others in need.

Natural philanthropy I guess. How you all doing in this regard so far this Christmas season? You did find a way, even after beating the living crap out of each other for WalMart deals to pay for at least one stuffed toy for a kid? Really, if you have ten or even $20 leftover, a simple toy left for the Toys-for-Tots might provide the only toy a child might get this year.

It is no secret I lived on airplanes. American Airlines most I suppose. Because they did always get me somewhere---next. I gave my bonus miles on American to their magical miles for charity program. I figured I would feel and smell like a skunk if claiming trips my employer paid for and I could, back in the day, pay for myself. Some little girl with cancer got to visit something special? Hope so. I suppose even bonus mile programs could be corrupted and smell funny.

Oh'Stinky. Sorry you got nailed.
 

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Watch out with those Raccoons!
Fast and nasty!

A few years ago, a friend of mine went to take out some garbage -
very late at night.
There was a Raccoon going through his garbage cans.
He went and got a broom to "shoo" it away.
It came up that broom-handle, very quickly!
Bit him on the hand!

If you (or someone else) is trapping them, live trap -
you have to take them at least, 50+ miles away -
or else, they'll return!

As far as your "odor" problem -
maybe a lot of "Chanel No. 5"!?! :)

"RF"
 

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I lost a pair of boots---and maybe a shirt---other than that--no loss--and all is well---
 
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