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Discussion in 'What's left to Talk About?' started by needhelp, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. needhelp

    needhelp Well-Known Member

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    This is a skunk. This is the skunk who, at 12:15:

    -waddled in through our back door.
    -pooped in our house.
    -sprayed in the house.
    -is currently liberally venting under the deck.

    I do not like this skunk. We will no longer be leaving the back door cracked for the cats.

    The dog scared it off but didn't take a direct hit.

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    stevebway Metaphysician & Ham

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    Shotgun purchase is in order...
     
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    I would have killed that damn thing twice if it had come in my home and sprayed!!!
     
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    needhelp Well-Known Member

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    Woody Woodpecker and Pepe were my least favorite cartoons until Scrappy Doo came along. That show Jumped the Shark.
     
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    That stinks!!
    Can you kill them?
    Will you be prosecuted for violating the animals rights, considered by some to be equal to that of humans?
     
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    They like strawberries. Mine visits patch occasionally.
     
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    I've had little battles to get rid of raccoons and possums. I would not hesitate to get rid of a skunk that did that - with prejudice!
     
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    Makes me want to puke just thinking about that smell.
    I ran over a skunk once in the winter, was about 15 degrees that day and I had to drive thirty miles on the interstate with all the windows open. That was a cold ride.
     
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    Caught a skunk in a Hava Heart Trap as a kid and it didn't spray the trap or me when I released it. Consider myself very lucky. They are interesting animals just not in the house.
     
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    I had a skunk come an visit under my porch this spring. I did call an animal control company to come and set traps. I got lucky in that the skunk moved on. Keep your outside lights on because they do not like light.
    The traps they did set were like this and mini marshmallows are the bait. These traps are no spray and they can't dig. I checked ebay and they are just under $60.
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    Oh man I feel ya! I've been battling with a pair that moved under my shed for quite a while. I trapped them both and took them up the Verde River but I still smell them everytime I walk by it. I use a low live trap so they cant get there tail up. I cover it with an old towel except for the entrance and put a can of cat food in it, they love that stuff. Once I see I have one I approach from the blind side and gently pick it up so as not to spook it then take to the truck bed and drive to the River. So far Iv'e not had one go off as long as they cant see me. I always release them alive but I sometimes wonder if they don't find there way back.
    I once left my door open for our cat and a possum came in once, I found it playing dead in the middle of the living room. It to went the river but left a ton of fleas for me deal with. Ah ain't the wild life wonderful. :)
    Oh yeah I just remembered that white vinegar is good for removing the odor.
     
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    Oh yeah nice trap! I cover mine with a towel but they do try to dig out all night until I see I have them so this is even better. They don't spray unless they can see you so that's a great design.
     
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    We had a rottweiler who loved to kill skunks, she was sprayed not once, not twice, but 3 times in her life. Pretty sure the spraying just made her happy. She would also roll in dead deer carcass and all sorts of other nasty smelling stuff.

    The worst time was the day my dad and his girlfriend was going on a European vacation for 2 weeks and she was staying at my aunt's house.

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    Sorry to smell that...our dogs got into something that had skunk spray a while back...even indirectly
    we had to give em hydrogen peroxide and baking soda baths...still smell it for several days....this is a
    good skunky video...:bathtub:
     
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    Tempting to give it a 12 gauge send off but you’ve got to be careful - the gut spray from one you’ve shot is even worse than when the spray naturally.
     
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    I've had skunks in my yard for years, they dig up the grass and eat grubs that live in the soil. I finally got some stuff that kills the grubs and we've been mostly skunk free all summer. Pellet guns work well too if you live in an area where discharging a firearm is not legal/feasible.
     
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    I get so much negative feedback when I say this but...I never could stand Scooby Doo in any iteration. I love the old A.A.P. and Warner Bros cartoons of the 30's and later. They were so vibrant. But, even as a kid, I noticed that shows like Speed Buggy would have one person speaking/moving in the shot and everyone else would be frozen like statues and there was a general lack of detail. I know that animation takes a lot of time and effort and that the cartoons were in demand but, if the animation is terrible to a 9 year old kid, then you know that it had to be bad. Then, a show like Scooby Doo took that quality and added a formula so that the same thing happened week after week. Finally, you would see the same stock footage over and over in those shows and I just grew to hate it.

    My step-mother tells me that I have always had an old soul because of my love of movies, music and ways of a time that is before my own. I guess that it is so because I turned away from 70's style animation and didn't start watching again until the likes of computer animation came along and adult humor in shows like Family Guy.

    You guys with skunk coming inside instead of the cat, this is what I use. It cuts down on the moles, possums and other things that might otherwise enter the home and relieves you of having to get up early to let the cat out:

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