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post #1 of 10 Old 03-16-2014, 01:49 PM Thread Starter
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A bad stop ...

Saturday night, about midnight. Not working, not dating. At home watching a late movie. Movie over, walked out to the barn. My horse ran up to me from the pasture. I was just going to say hi. But added a bridle, got on him bareback. "We'll just go out to the field", I say to him.

On him for about ten minutes, dark but I was sure he could see. We were just walking and then he stopped. My dog was with us too. My horse's head went down to the ground. I couldn't see but, I was trying to see what they were looking at. Man, before we took another breath, all three of us were hit by a skunk. Went home, turned my horse out in the pasture, put the dog in the bathtub ... then me. The three of us had to stay on the farm for the next four days.

It took just a couple seconds to happen, but you never forget these things .... it's been over 35 years. Now I laugh about it.
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-16-2014, 03:49 PM
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I remember either turning the horses out or bringing them in one night after dark. My dog was running in the pasture chasing something, then came running through the gate followed by a black cat. I thought, "Why is that black cat chasing my--oh crap!!" I turned and ran and I guess the skunk decided to spare us since we were leaving it alone. I moved faster that night than I had in a looonnnngggg time.
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post #3 of 10 Old 03-16-2014, 08:04 PM
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One night just at dusk, I was in the old barn feeding the cats. I was sitting on a low stool, talking to them and petting them and I saw out of the corner of my eye the black and white cat coming up and reached out to pet it and realized it was a skunk, didn't know what to do as it was right beside me so ever so slowly got up and stepped away. The skunk wasn't interested in me just the food, thank goodness.
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post #4 of 10 Old 03-16-2014, 08:13 PM
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Whew, sounds.....fragrant LOL.
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post #5 of 10 Old 03-16-2014, 11:48 PM
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LOL

My friend a couple weeks she was outside in the middle of the night using her telescope, when a skunk decided to rub up against her lol. She was so scared. I would have tried petting.
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post #6 of 10 Old 03-16-2014, 11:59 PM
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I was out feeding horses early one morning. It was still darkish, but I didn't take a flashlight because it's just starting to get light.

I hear this scratching sound, like chickens scratching around in the leaves. I go over to take a look and OHHH MY, it was a skunk! I walked right up to a skunk trying to see what it was! Luckily skunky didn't spray.

Now I take a flashlight and know better to approach what sounds like chickens in the dark.

There's a lot of stupid out there!
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post #7 of 10 Old 03-17-2014, 01:24 AM
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Looks like you folks haven't learned about the skunk odor remover that actually works. Mix 1 quart hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda, and a few drops of dish soap, and soak the affected area. Skunk smell will be GONE, just like that. Only drawback is that your formerly black & white dog becomes a bleached redhead
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post #8 of 10 Old 03-17-2014, 01:42 AM
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what does skunk actually smell like? we don't have them in Australia.
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post #9 of 10 Old 03-17-2014, 02:20 AM
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Burning, nasty, nasty, putrid, smell that doesn't leave your nostrils.

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post #10 of 10 Old 03-17-2014, 09:07 AM
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There's the reason I keep a gallon of vinegar and a few cans of cheap tomato sauce in the house at all times.

AnrewPL, if you know anybody that has a pet ferret, imagine concentrating that smell 100x and add a touch of sulfur too.

A few years ago my husband let the dog out to do his thing. There was a skunk on the back porch. Dog got it full blast and ran back inside and made a bee line for my bed. When I screamed he ran for my daughters room and got that too.

The washing machine went full tilt for days.
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