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I had a close encounter with a skunk. . .(6 posts)

I had a close encounter with a skunk. . .Underdog
Jan 29, 2002 6:42 AM
on my commute to work. My commute is country roads and a bike trail before I get to the city. I had to hit the brakes pretty hard cause I saw a skunk waddling along the trail. My ride in is competely dark but fortunately I have good lights on the bike. BUT what would I do if I did get sprayed? (Besides smell bad) Does anyone know of a product that gets the stink out? Thanx,Underdog
re: I had a close encounter with a skunk. . .hikerryank
Jan 29, 2002 7:19 AM
A cat got sprayed under they only part of the house without a foundation. Caused the whole place to stink and my room got it the worst because an air purifier sucked all the smell in. You would have had a couple of choices if it had gotten you. You could have taken a bath in tomato juice or used feminine cleansing products (dush) to get rid of the stink. These are what my friend's dad who works with sprayed dogs and cats (he is a vet) told me to try.
So where is "undecided" now? NMDog Breath
Jan 29, 2002 9:14 AM
id like to be sprayedishmael
Jan 29, 2002 9:54 AM
theyre cute animals and i like the smell of them squished on the road, kind of a cross between marijuana and coffee i think...a really rich smell...are there any drawbacks to being sprayed if you like the smell..
No you don't. Skunk and weed, I know, but...tempeteKerouak
Jan 29, 2002 10:06 AM
We caught one that was daily harvesting in our rabbits... (The skunk never killed any, but it liked the food and made holes everywhere). They are really cute.

But when they soak your house, or you or close enough, the pungent smell becomes a real problem. It feels like you don't even need to breath it. As if it came right through the skin. You brain can't get rid of it. As a kid in school, we got the skunk in a noose and my dad would not let me shoot it. So it pissed; other kids would smell it from my clothes 10 meters away from my closed locker. Direct contact with the eyes burns, but the smell I tell you! It's not at all the same. Unbearable.

And I know what you mean about the buds and beans. But, no, it's not the same and you don't want that.
De-Skunk RecipeGW Rider
Jan 29, 2002 3:28 PM
This is the recipe my vet gave me after my dog got sprayed:

Pint of hydrogen peroxide
2 tblsp of baking soda
1 tblsp of Dawn detergent (or enough to make it lather)

It took a couple of shampoos to get my dog to a point where the smell was bearable. She got sprayed really good, plus she's a 100lb golden retriever with a lot of hair. Anyway, the best way to get it out is to avoid those nasty critters all together.

Keep the shiny side up and the dirty side down.