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Aggressive skunks invade town, spread stink, carry rabies
Chicago Tribune ^ | September 11, 2012 | John M. Glionna

Posted on 09/11/2012 6:03:29 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Residents of South Dakota’s state capital are holding their noses this fall and it has nothing to do with politics.

The city of Pierre is being invaded by skunks.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: pierre; skunks
Looks like a job for Turtleman.


1 posted on 09/11/2012 6:03:32 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Occupy Wall Street strikes again!


2 posted on 09/11/2012 6:10:53 PM PDT by twhitak
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sounds like a headline from 1600 PA Avenue 3 1/2 yrs ago.


3 posted on 09/11/2012 6:17:41 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Are you talking about the dummycrat convention?


4 posted on 09/11/2012 6:18:38 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: b4its2late

Are you sure they are not talking about this administration.


5 posted on 09/11/2012 6:45:27 PM PDT by onthegulf
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To: b4its2late

Are you sure they are not talking about this administration.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 6:45:58 PM PDT by onthegulf
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To: ConservativeStatement
Many years ago, my wife and I did wildlife rehabilitation of small mammals, specializing in skunks and other less-than-popular critters.

I crawled under a lot of porches to get 'em out and release 'em somewhere else. Raised up a lot of orphaned little ones.

Got sprayed a lot of times, couple of times in the face. There isn't anything like it.

I like skunks. Especially little ones. They're cute as hell.

But skunks don't belong in a city. And if they're rabid, that's a real dangerous problem. I sympathize with the folks in Pierre.

But if they're hot and dry, I sympathize with the skunks, too.

Just sayin'. :)

7 posted on 09/11/2012 6:50:56 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Aggressive skunks invade town, spread stink, carry rabies,”

Which union do they belong to?


8 posted on 09/11/2012 6:53:59 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ConservativeStatement

They should see what Charlotte did when progressive skunks invaded their city last week.


9 posted on 09/11/2012 6:55:38 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: dayglored
Have you seen the show on Animal Planet with the person featured in the first post? He grabs porcupines and snapping turtles but he detests skunks.
10 posted on 09/11/2012 6:58:58 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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> Have you seen the show on Animal Planet with the person featured in the first post? He grabs porcupines and snapping turtles but he detests skunks.

Nope, no TV.

But that's interesting.... I got real good at picking up a skunk so as to not get sprayed. If you can grab 'em by the base of the tail, haul 'em up in the air and drop 'em gently over the other arm held horizontal (they grab it), and tuck the tail under them -- they won't (or can't) spray with their tail tucked under 'em.

The whole maneuver has to take no longer than about a second, or else they figure out what's going on and rebel.

You can carry them that way (over the arm, tucked) pretty easily. And when you ease them back down to the ground, the rule is: "Let go and get away!" because they'll typically run a short distance, then turn, and if you're too close, they'll spray. But mostly they'll just run away.

I wouldn't pick up a porkypine if my life depended on it. A snapper, maybe, if I could get around behind it and grab the shell properly. But I prefer a long-handle spade and lift 'em up.

11 posted on 09/11/2012 7:10:33 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

Very good. If you are interested, here is additional info regarding the person mentioned earlier. He’s intense:

http://animal.discovery.com/tv/call-of-the-wildman/


12 posted on 09/11/2012 7:14:29 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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I know the cure! Large hunting birds have no sense of smell and consider skunks delicious. They should bring in falcons, eagles, hawks, several varieties of owls, etc.

Of course, afterwards, it would be a good idea to have a bird bath.


13 posted on 09/11/2012 7:16:06 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Gotta love a State Capital with a population of only 15,000.


14 posted on 09/11/2012 7:17:58 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Very cool! I like his attitude.

Also like the photo of him all besmeared with mud but his hat is tidy. That's a hoot.

15 posted on 09/11/2012 7:25:15 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Put a fresh black top on the roads.

Skunks love to lie on the road ways that have been absorbing heat all day and are slowly radiating heat at night. Give them a warm roadway to lie on, they get run over constantly at night, and all the owls and other predators also gather for pickings.


16 posted on 09/11/2012 7:32:18 PM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: ConservativeStatement
I did not know Obama was in the City of Pierre, South Dakota?
17 posted on 09/11/2012 8:12:40 PM PDT by paratrooper82 (You defeat a larger and better equipped military with smaller killer teams and hit and run tactics!)
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18 posted on 09/11/2012 10:21:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: a fool in paradise
So what's the big deal? Let them daven a little, hold a minyan...

Oh, RABIES!

Never mind...

19 posted on 09/11/2012 11:27:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

that was just the democrat convention....invades a town, stinks and carries diseases including rabies...


20 posted on 09/12/2012 12:22:28 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: onthegulf

Yes, that’s exactly who I am talking about. They showed up at 1600 PA Ave about 3 1/2 yrs ago. LOL.


21 posted on 09/13/2012 10:29:29 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: dayglored
A snapper, maybe, if I could get around behind it and grab the shell properly.

I just grab them by the tail and carry them.

22 posted on 09/13/2012 1:55:18 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: ConservativeStatement

The creature in that photograph has no teeth!


23 posted on 09/13/2012 1:57:24 PM PDT by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than professors, politicians and preachers.)
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