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How to get rid of a skunk??? Kinda amusing UPDATE, for me, not the skunk!

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  • #21
    Who would want to post this story, claiming it as amusing, much less want to videotape the whole thing? Poor taste.

    I understand that you considered this skunk a nuisance. I get that. You'd think, though, if you came across this creature in the dim, dark hours before dawn, your first, automatic, reaction would be to chase him off and then find a way to keep him out, fill in his hole, trap him, etc.

    What would make someone think, "gee, there's a scary maneating stink-spraying skunk, I'm gonna kill 'em afore he gets me!!", and then go after him (while he was probably trying to get away or defend himself via stink spray), stabbing and then clonking him?

    I sure don't see the humor in this story and I sure don't know why in the world you'd want to share it with the world.
    Last edited by Carolinadreamin'; Jun. 9, 2013, 06:44 PM. Reason: Spelling

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    • #22
      It goes WAY beyond poor taste. It's almost sociopathic. Especially posting it & expecting others to find it not only a good way to "end the problem", but to find it "amusing".

      One can only hope the OP doesn't have children.

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      • #23
        No, Bacardi - you agreed with me. I just stopped short of the personal
        remarks.
        Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique

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        • #24
          Well, when folks are bragging about pitchforking/bludgeoning skunks to death in their jammies, I don't see how personal remarks can possibly be out of sync.

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          • #25
            Originally posted by Foxtrot's View Post
            No, Bacardi - you agreed with me. I just stopped short of the personal
            remarks.
            No worries Foxtrot. I received an infraction from the Admins for my "personal remarks". I still stand by my "personal remarks" though. And I'm sure others do as well.

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            • #26
              Wow. And I had an peaceful suggestion in mind when I opened this thread.
              “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

              St. Padre Pio

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                #27
                OK guys, the funny wish it was taped part was DH in his undies getting sprayed by a skunk at 3:30 in the morning. I didn't say it was a happy ending for the skunk- DH just grabbed the first available implement, he said it was a quick ending. As a rule we don't kill critters- the only exception being stray dogs or coyotes actually doing damage or wild animals acting odd, like the raccoon in broad daylight staggering around like it was drunk. The original plan was to get it to move on it's own, but it was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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                • #28
                  How nice for you. And how sad you didn't get pics or video of husband doing in the skunk. Would've been nice to save for posterity. Or maybe one of those TV video shows? Damn - that might've drawn in a few bucks.

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                  • #29
                    Bacardi--give it a rest. While that would not have been my solution, Shaketails has explained herself, and seems to realize that not everyone is as thrilled with her DH's actions as she is. You do tend to go ballistic and are willing to take the flak that backfires on you. But...let it go!
                    Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!

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                    • #30
                      Originally posted by Calvincrowe View Post
                      Bacardi--give it a rest. While that would not have been my solution, Shaketails has explained herself, and seems to realize that not everyone is as thrilled with her DH's actions as she is. You do tend to go ballistic and are willing to take the flak that backfires on you. But...let it go!
                      Oh. How nice that "Shaketails" has explained herself. That makes everything all warm & fuzzy for you CalvinCrowe, does it? How sad.

                      And telling me to "give it a rest"? Are you a "Shaketails" fan or a skunk hater?

                      Shaketails could have avoided this entire thing if she had realized that her husband's dispatching of the skunk was HORRIBLE & not FUNNY!!! Thus she wouldn't have posted it. She DID post it, & DID post that she found the episode FUNNY. Thus she fully deserves all the bad press she gets, because it IS sociopathic behavior. Not "FUNNY" behavior at all.

                      All of the responses to this sort of behavior aren't "ballistic" (mine included) - they're NORMAL responses of normal human beings to horrible human behavior.

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                      • #31
                        Originally posted by shakeytails View Post
                        OK guys, the funny wish it was taped part was DH in his undies getting sprayed by a skunk at 3:30 in the morning. I didn't say it was a happy ending for the skunk- DH just grabbed the first available implement, he said it was a quick ending. As a rule we don't kill critters- the only exception being stray dogs or coyotes actually doing damage or wild animals acting odd, like the raccoon in broad daylight staggering around like it was drunk. The original plan was to get it to move on it's own, but it was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
                        You kill stray dogs?

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                        • #32
                          Originally posted by JBD View Post
                          You kill stray dogs?
                          And you find this unbelievable given the OP's previous posts? Wonder how "funny" she finds killing stray dogs. It's probably only funny if they're killed by her husband in his "jammies".

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                          • #33
                            Originally posted by Bacardi1 View Post
                            And you find this unbelievable given the OP's previous posts? Wonder how "funny" she finds killing stray dogs. It's probably only funny if they're killed by her husband in his "jammies".
                            I think OPs second post is almost worse than the first as it reinforces their cavalier attitude about killing animals that get in their way. Maybe they should dispatch their own dogs for letting the stray dogs, coyotes and other wild animals onto their property. Get a livestock guardian dog if that's what's needed. Killing coyotes is a waste of time, others just take over their territory. And stray dogs, that makes me sick.

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                              #34
                              Originally posted by JBD View Post
                              You kill stray dogs?
                              Seriously??? Read for comprehension. Only when doing actual damage/active harassment- neighbor's nasty dog pack attacking horses that normally don't blink an eye at dogs, and then growl and confront humans when hollered at? Yup. Stray dog that's just passing through or a critter crossing the field just minding it's own business- of course not. Coyote actively attacking waterfowl and not running off when yelled at? Yup.

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                              • #35
                                Originally posted by shakeytails View Post
                                Seriously??? Read for comprehension. Only when doing actual damage/active harassment- neighbor's nasty dog pack attacking horses that normally don't blink an eye at dogs, and then growl and confront humans when hollered at? Yup. Stray dog that's just passing through or a critter crossing the field just minding it's own business- of course not. Coyote actively attacking waterfowl and not running off when yelled at? Yup.
                                Seriously !! You're the one who said stray dogs so maybe you should read what you wrote. If you meant your neighbors dogs that's what you should have said. Hope your neighbors aren't packing too, it could get ugly.

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                                • #36
                                  No, I don't support what Shakeytails did..er, rather what her DH did. But, you ragging on her certainly isn't going to change her view on critters and their role on her farm. I guess I'm just tired of the negativity and pile ons here.

                                  OP--what you posted was certainly not funny, for a very large portion of the population. Granted, had the story simply ended with your DH being sprayed by your skunk as it meandered by doing its skunky business, then that would have been hilarious. However, gleefully telling us how you dispatched it was not funny at all.

                                  What do skunks do that causes them to be such "vermin"? (other than the whole spraying thing). I am not terribly knowledgeable about them.
                                  Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!

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                                  • #37
                                    Off course, but I have peacefully coexisted with skunks under my barn for 6 years. Is there a reason I should get rid of them as we seem to get along fine, except for a dog spray once a year? But once I found out about vinegar, baking soda and dish soap combo that is a non issue too....

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                                    • #38
                                      Wow.
                                      What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

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                                      • #39
                                        That's not funny, OP.

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                                        • #40
                                          ugh.

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