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New Mexico Town's Plan to Trap Skunks Not Going So Well

Hagerman residents report seeing dead ones along most roads

(Newser) - Something stinks in one southeastern New Mexico town and residents want police on the case. KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports skunk smell is plaguing the town of Hagerman thanks to a mild winter that is bringing out the smelling mammals early. Viola Badcock, the owner of Hagerman Township Animal Shelter, says...

How Not to Get Rid of Skunks in the House

Guy uses a smoke bomb, burns the place down

(Newser) - Authorities say a man destroyed a suburban Detroit home while trying to use a smoke bomb to rid a crawlspace of skunks. The Detroit Free Press reports the man's attempt sparked a fire Monday that quickly spread from the crawlspace to the first floor. The fire eventually spread through...

Guy in Ebola Suit Rescues Skunk

Paramedic spotted distressed animal

(Newser) - Rescuing skunks isn't in paramedic Justin Mausz's job description—but he decided he had to act when he arrived at his Toronto-area workplace Sunday morning and saw one in the parking lot with a plastic cup stuck on its head. He donned full Ebola protective gear to help...

Smelly NYC Subway Find: 'Odor'-Able Baby Skunks

Cops rescue little stinkers from subway station, puns ensue

(Newser) - "Skunks are native New Yorkers," says a Parks rep in the wake of a potentially smellier-than-usual subway rescue. "They’re a part of NYC wildlife." Two NYPD cops pulled two baby skunks out of a Bronx subway station, prompting all the stinky puns out there from...

Man Shoots Girl He Mistook for Skunk

She was wearing a black-and-white Halloween costume

(Newser) - A 9-year-old western Pennsylvania girl is in a hospital after being shot by a relative who thought she was a skunk. The little girl was outside a Halloween party wearing a black costume and a black hat with a white tassel, the Beaver County Times reports. She was hit in...

Latest Pet Craze: 'Affectionate' Skunks

They're friendly and clean, says owner

(Newser) - Busby walks on a leash, “follows the kids around,” snuggles with his owner at night, and rarely stinks up the house. It’s an impressive feat—for a skunk. He’s one of some 2,000 kept as pets, the Daily Mail reports. “He’s incredibly affectionate...

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