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_VT_
Your Face!
Location: el paso, tx
Member Since: 15th Jul 2003
Total posts: 1173
Posted:I now am an owner of a skunk. she is about a month and a half old. Me and my wife found her and another one on the side of the road saturday. they had been abandoned by their mother. they where dangerously close to the road, so we picked them up. sad to say that one of them died yesterday, but the other is in good health.

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DragonFury
Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 11th Mar 2005
Total posts: 784
Posted:that sounds cool. Are they friendly animals? i've only ever seen people treat them as pests on movies, pests that spay them with stinky smell. Is it really hard to get rid of that smell off?
Can we see pictures of it? how big is it?


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fussy
member
Location: Wales, UK
Member Since: 13th May 2005
Total posts: 82
Posted:that brill! we used used to have a chipmunk, i would love a skunk! same as above please!

daz


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Sir Nuggit
Sir Nuggit

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Location: playing with traffic
Member Since: 10th May 2005
Total posts: 899
Posted:
Cool, are you going to get it's gland removed or keep it o'natural?



Pull my pin out, roll me in to a room and see what happens ubbloco

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Pepe L' Peu

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Sir Nuggit
Sir Nuggit

....is a liability
Location: playing with traffic
Member Since: 10th May 2005
Total posts: 899
Posted:
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ubblol


Pull my pin out, roll me in to a room and see what happens ubbloco

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Doc Lightning
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HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I hear skunks make great pets. You just have to de-skunk them so they don't get all excited and skunk the place up.

-Mike )'(
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Shu
Shu

Retro Fyre Wizzard
Location: Pietermaritzburg (KZN)
Member Since: 19th Apr 2005
Total posts: 538
Posted:some pics would really be great!

Regards hug

Shu
(Ice-E FyreStorm - Group Manager & Performer)

You know those people your parentals warned you about?... I'M ONE OF THEM! ubbloco
Yes, i do bite!!

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:yeah we want to pictures!!! Pleeaaassee

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Erm..
have you considered taking it to a animal rescue centre?
umm


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stroo
stroo

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Location: oxford, england, uk
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2003
Total posts: 799
Posted:but that would be sensible Ucof tongue

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Gidg
Gidg

Super Gidg!!!!
Location: Portland Oregon USA
Member Since: 11th Apr 2003
Total posts: 8506
Posted:VT ... PLEEEAAAASE get those glands removed.

Congrats on you little addition. wink


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linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:gunna have to go with UCOF

its a wild animal and young as it may be it should be kept away from humans so it can go back there :P

if you could jst pick up anyold near to be road kill id go put a polar bear next to the M25 and take it home with me :P


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DragonFury
Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 11th Mar 2005
Total posts: 784
Posted:i dont know about a polar bear, when its fully grown it might be bit of a problem.
I wouldn't mind a half dingo, friend had one, really nice pets.
Or i could just go back to a rat, though i think Adya wouldn't like that.


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Medusa
Medusa

veteran
Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...
Member Since: 25th Nov 2003
Total posts: 1433
Posted:Eau de skunk.....the new perfume...

Come on some people might actually find it appealing....

shrug

Or not....


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DragonFury
Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 11th Mar 2005
Total posts: 784
Posted:just like the little old ladies that come into my shop wearing "perfume" that smells more like toilet spray than anything else.

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_VT_
Your Face!
Location: el paso, tx
Member Since: 15th Jul 2003
Total posts: 1173
Posted:There is not an animal rescue center near us ,and the closest one won't come pick it up. It is too small to return to the wild ,and by the time it is old enough to return to the wild it would have been exposed to humans to much. So we are going to get the scent glands removed and keep it as a pet. I i would take it to the shelter myself ,but I don't have the time or the dinero to do so. She is about 4 1/2 inches long and stands about 3 inches high. she is cute as a button and very affectionate. I will post pics as soon as i can get hold of a camera.

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
-Albert Einstein-

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_VT_
Your Face!
Location: el paso, tx
Member Since: 15th Jul 2003
Total posts: 1173
Posted:Appearently owning skunks in tennesse is illegal so we could not keep her. the ultra uber sad part is we had to give her to an vetrinarian to have her tested for rabies because the state is trying to do a study on rabies.

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
-Albert Einstein-

Peanut butter... It fills the cracks of the soul! -Paul Blart-

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DragonFury
Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 11th Mar 2005
Total posts: 784
Posted:awww.... thats sad. So what will happen to her if she doesn't have rabies? will they give to you to look after?

Do lots of animals have rabies? is it common for people to get it? and what does it do to you? my only experience is reading Cujo...


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Location: Perth
Member Since: 16th Nov 2003
Total posts: 48
Posted:Not sure about skunks since we don't really have any here in Aus... (well, we *shouldn't* !!) ... also Australia does pride itself in being rabies-free... which I think is funny since it has a version of 'rabies' with its Lyssavirus, which is a fairly close relation.

Apparently its quite prevalent in bats overseas too.... not sure about skunks. Over here this virus can only be transmitted to humans in saliva from an infected animal through a bite or a scratch. In fact, environmental departments don't know as much as they'd like to about it... I'm assuming its the same over there. Getting in contact with faeces/urine shouldn't be too much of a problem. I would use gloves myself. Apparently it might be possible to get them tested for rabies... look if it was me I definitely would.. I know it's only a baby but considering they were dumped by their mum .... animals like to dump their babies sometimes if there's something wrong with them .... (although they'll sometimes just do it if it's not convenient to have a baby in an environmental change etc... ) - take it to a good Vet!!!

From my limited reading on diseases in wildlife and human encroachment it really makes me think 'we shouldn't be handling these guys unless necessary to ensure the survival of the species' smile I was reading a certain species of squirrel in South America happily wander around harbouring a version of the Bubonic Plague too. Probably a good idea not to build a holiday camp right near by?
Hmmm.... smile


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