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Old 04-29-2008, 08:46 PM
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nature's perfect time bomb

Getting to the office at 7:30 AM involves a 2 block walk (parking etc). So, there I am, strolling along when I realize there is a very dead skunk, laying right on the yellow line in the middle of the street, and it had not yet sprayed - no skunk smell at all!

Nature's most perfect time bomb!

I started laughing, thinking "How long is it gonna be before someone hits the corpse and causes the bomb to go off?"

Don't know WHEN or who did it, but at noon, heading out for lunch - BOY did that area reek!
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Old 04-29-2008, 11:47 PM
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:08 AM
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Ya gotta hit one of them there critters to really know their capacity to 'reek' havoc. I spent hours with a steam jenny with middlin' success after squashing not one but two - too bad as they were doin' their thing, working on making little stinkers at the time That car on a damp day had this strange odor......until it went down the road with someone else
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Vinegar. Vinegar. Vinegar. Tomato juice works as well but it super sticky. YUCK! I got sprayed back in the fall while trying to stop my dog from making a terrible mistake. Long story short....we both got doused. Who'd have thunk that such a little critter could pack such a large amount of juice?

I've smelled plenty of skunks who bought it crossing the road but that is nothing compared to what it smells like up close and personal! It was a toss up as to who was throwing up harder, me or the dog. To add insult to injury hubby, who was up wind, couldn't stop laughing. I considered killing him then and there but I needed someone to run to the store and buy gallons of vinegar so, he got away with it....this time.

Smelling like a giant Easter egg for a couple of days was a real joy but better than the alternative.
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re;nature's perfect time bomb

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Vinegar. Vinegar. Vinegar. Tomato juice works as well but it super sticky. YUCK! I got sprayed back in the fall while trying to stop my dog from making a terrible mistake. Long story short....we both got doused. Who'd have thunk that such a little critter could pack such a large amount of juice?

I've smelled plenty of skunks who bought it crossing the road but that is nothing compared to what it smells like up close and personal! It was a toss up as to who was throwing up harder, me or the dog. To add insult to injury hubby, who was up wind, couldn't stop laughing. I considered killing him then and there but I needed someone to run to the store and buy gallons of vinegar so, he got away with it....this time.

Smelling like a giant Easter egg for a couple of days was a real joy but better than the alternative.
When we were younger,my brother and I ran a trap line in rural Pa. One morning we were checking our traps (+/- 5 a.m.) when we heard a noise from one the slides where we had a trap. My brother,being older said he'd go check it. Surprise,surprise, it was a skunk, he slept on the porch in a sleeping bag(immediately chucked) for the next week,that'll learn him,not! Tom
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One of the guys at work hit one last year on his way to work. The next week he hit another. After that we always knew who smells in the parking lot. His truck must've been a skunk magnet. He sold it and bought another truck this year. Now the parking lot smells much nicer.
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Our poor little dog got a direct hit from a skunk. What a mess. I bought a whole case of tomato juice. It took about week of washing her to get most of it out.

This is the guy I feel sorry for. It was said there were 1400 quills in him.
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:53 AM
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Many years ago, one crawled up to keep warm by the engine in dad's old '79 Ford F150. I got stuck with it for over a week. I was happpy to move out a few days later....


In a while, Chet.
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Being an avid bird hunter, I have had many encounters with the little stinkers. A Idaho Dept of Wildlife Biologist took skunk samples and did a complete chemical analysis and came up with the correct balance of house hold chemicals to neutralize the skunk's finest efforts and it works!!!

I will share this secret with you:

1 Qt of Hydrogen Peroxide
1/4 Cup baking soda
1 Table spoon of liquid soap
Mix well. Wet the effected area (or whole dog) and rinse with the solution. Repeat as necessary. De skunk collars, kennels and vehicles and your clothes if you came in contact with the bomb. It works better than any thing.
I have had my dog sprayed in the morning, finished the days hunt, carried him back to the motel for the treatment and the dog is in the room with me at night. The maids/motel owners never smelled a thing. If you have a larger area to clean and want more volume, add at the same ratio because you will not get the correct results if you are off on your measuring.

Trees

Thought I would add this: The liquid soap is added to help the peroxide and baking soda adhere to the effected areas long enough to chemically react to the skunk's spray.
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That is great. I'll save it to my E drive. I just moved to the country and skunks are common out here.

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