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Old 10-04-2013, 08:25 AM   #13771
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Back in the 70s I had a dog that was clever enough to get sprayed by a skunks on two separate occasions. It wasn't until he got to swim in the ocean that the last vestiges of the smell were gone.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:29 AM   #13772
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Thanks for the advice, guys. I've dealt with skunks before
What they do on the back of my property is their business, but when the critters start hanging out on my side of the creek I need to reassert where the boundaries are.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:45 AM   #13773
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Good luck with that Pac .. they can be a real nuisance.

Where I grew up we only lived about 3 blocks from the Sacramento River. It was normal after dark activities for everyone to stay off the street simply because we had skunks and river rats that used the streets at that time. We had a fiesty little doxie then and when those critters would enter our back yard she would fight them and kill them. She was always smelling like skunk.

We had 1 skunk who came to our backyard here a couple years ago. He was eating leftovers from the birdfeeders. So we took them down and he went away.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:47 AM   #13774
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The skunk is probably after grubs in the lawn.

Skunks are pretty laid back unless you or the dogs startle them.

Better pick up a couple gallons of tomato juice in case the dogs need a bath!
I was thinking grubs too. Pac, time to get rid of the grubs in your lawn.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:56 AM   #13775
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I know. My brain seems to have a dead spot when it comes to treating my yard for grubs. I remember in the Spring when it's too cold and now, when it's too late.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:12 PM   #13776
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I'm getting anxious. Just got the call confirming Shreddy's appointment to get his radioactive iodine shot on Monday.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:18 PM   #13777
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...Not cool to have a skunk visiting the house this close on a regular basis
In our first home we had a skunk that would mark the foundation of the house as his territory every STINKIN' night! If the house was closed up you got only a faint whiff of it, but don't dare go down the basement for at least half an hour!

Good luck relocating the critter. Maybe he's not after the grubs, just some of your grub from the grill! Careful when you cook out or you may have some extra seasonings on the food ... or yourself.
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I'm getting anxious. Just got the call confirming Shreddy's appointment to get his radioactive iodine shot on Monday.
Sending good thoughts your way taxy! Hope everything goes well for Shreddy on Monday. Keep us posted then.


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Old 10-04-2013, 03:22 PM   #13779
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Thanks. I'm going to start baiting him tonight. I have some cat food past the expiration date I'm sure he'll like.
It was either feed the skunk with it or sell it to that store in Dorchester
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:32 PM   #13780
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I'm getting anxious. Just got the call confirming Shreddy's appointment to get his radioactive iodine shot on Monday.
What is this for again?
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