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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec. 31, 2000
    El Paso, TX

    Default Paybacks- Making a skunk smell bad...LOL

    I feed the barn cats, and the last 2 yrs, a skunk has had babies that come eat with the barn cats, then leave when they grow up, to find their own territory.

    The skunks are pretty friendly, and eat about 2 feet away from my feet, as I put food out, change water. Last night one went in the tack room, when a boarder left the door open. She went in there and came running out, screaming "There's a skunk in there!". I've told her they don't spray unless really threatened, but she didn't believe me. So I put her stuff away in the tack room for her, then tried to get skunk out. When a skunk isn't fearful, it's hard to make them leave. And I don't want to threaten the skunk and have him spray. So I yelled at him, and when he looked out from behind the trunk and saw it was me, he just lay down. He wasn't scared. So I tapped the trunk beside him with a longe whip, and he stood up, but turned his rear end towards it...oops...don't want that.

    So I had a brilliant idea. I grabbed my Endure Fly spray (which I think smells pretty good), and sprayed it above him so the mist would fall on him. He moved along wall, and I kept spraying. Eventually he hopped out the door! Apparently he thought it smelled bad! I chuckled picturing him going back to the other skunks, and having them all go "Eww, you stink".
    I got a kick out of using the same type of defense mechanism they use, against him!
    But at least the upside for him, is the flies won't bother him for a few days!
    Eagerly awaiting Jan 20th, 2017. Drain the swamp.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec. 13, 1999
    Greensboro, NC


    Baby skunks!
    The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun. 23, 2010


    Great story! They are hard to move when they get comfortable with your world. Coons are that way too. My brother has pics pf a whole coon family in his laundry room. He used to leave the window open for the cats, and Momma coon thought it would be a good idea to bring the whole crew in for a drink & a snack.

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