Saturday, January 31, 2009

Skunks...

Driving to work this morning I saw something very rare in these parts...A live skunk! I had just turned onto another street and there in the dark he (or she) was. Running down the other lane just as fast as it's little feet could go. I drove by carefully, I didn't want to piss it off ya know, and I noticed something strange... Live skunks don't smell! I didn't smell anything! Amazing! Why I should think about getting one as a pet or something if they don't smell...after all they sure are cute! As I pondered this anomaly I continued on my way to work. After a few miles my eyes start to water and my nose is just picking up on a smell. It gets stronger and more intense as the miles pass by, and what do you know...dead skunk! The smell carries on the wind for miles, to the point that I'm breathing through my mouth, hoping I can make it. I take a sniff, nope still there, on we go. After what felt like forever, finally, the air starts to clear. Whew! I guess I won't get one of those cute things, for everything that lives, dies, and I don't want to have to pick that sucker up and bury it, the smell might never leave my nostrils....Oh well, I like my cats just fine anyway.....Well I 'm off to work the hair magic.

4 comments:

Knit Witch said...

Awwwwwww - skunks are so cute!!!

DesertHen said...

We have skunks here as well, but rarely see them. Live skunks do smell, but only when they are defending themsevles and spraying. Dead ones only smell because when they are killed or run over, their scent sac releases and lets the stink out.

Growing up, my dad had a friend that had a skunk for a pet. You can have them spayed/nutured just like a cat and they will also remove the scent gland so they won't smell at all. Skunks like raccoons can carry the rabies virus.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! You made me laugh. Yeh, just stick to kitties...black and white...or make them a skunk costume to wear so you get your 'skunk-fix' lol!

Hey I like your avatar knitting in the woods. so cute!

Stop by my blog, as I've got a goodie for you :)

~Lisa

word verification" 'anvot'
(spoken with a German accent)
"Anvot do you vant a skunk for?"

blueviolet said...

I've forgotten how far they say skunk smell travels but it's miles and miles. It's the worst smell ever!