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Great way to start my morning

Old 05-29-2018, 06:04 AM
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Two terriers + 1 skunk in garage = mess.

Let them out at 6. did their thing and when I let them in started sniffing around and went to the garage door. let them in the garage and opened the outside roll up door but then realized there was more than a mouse around. heard a noise over by my tool box, ears went up and game on.

after breaking up the melee, gat them out back then had to get the skunk out. it was in the corner against my welder under the wires. pain in the ass to access but with a pair of welding gloves got the tail and set it free out back. Now need to empty the area and clean it. This sucks.

At least they didn't disembowel this one. Good thing terriers are small. Would hate to see what a 100# animal could do.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:11 AM
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Ugh. That sucks. My dogs get sprayed once or twice a year. My one dog went after one and I had to watch it go down. Took a direct shot to the face. Took about a month for the smell to completely go away.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:18 AM
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Mix equal parts dawn dish soap, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda. Use it on the dogs or whatever else needs de skunked.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:21 AM
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Mine got it in the face once, I heard a commotion out side, I let him in and before I realized what happened he ran in the living room and started rubbing his face on the rug. Had to get rid of the rug and the dog stunk for a long time.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:23 AM
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You definitely have a different definition of "Great way to start my morning" than I do.....mine starts with sex, but to each his own.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:24 AM
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So they didn't kill it? How'd you avoid getting sprayed when you picked it up? Or was it already out of ammo?? Our dog got a shot to the shoulder by a small skunk once (at 10 PM of course). He's a west highland terrier (white) so the tomato juice bath was a sight to behold. White dog now turns orangy-red and white bath tub looks like a scene from a murder movie. First rinse, he's still orange. Holy shit! Fortunately he was white again after a good second scrubbing. Smell still lingered for about a week.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:29 AM
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Tomato Juice. Makes for a nice bath.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by R Days View Post
Mix equal parts dawn dish soap, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda. Use it on the dogs or whatever else needs de skunked.
My wife gives her dog a hydrogen peroxide bath when she gets sprayed and it seems to knock the smell back about 90+%. Dawn and baking soda sounds like a good combination also.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:46 AM
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Problem is you cannot use dish soap in the face area. I did their bodies already and used a "pet safe" soap for their face. They will be fine. Its the garage that will be a pain in the ass as the spray hit buckets, tool boxes, chairs, etc.. More of a pain than anything.

because the area was a little cluttered and not open, they could not do much more than bite it. Plus, the bigger brother has a torn ACL so he is only at 50%. it was not an adult either but was old enough to spray and had a good set of choppers.

the animal was backed into a corner and I was able to use a hand broom to pin it butt away and then I was able to grab the tail with welding gloves and pick it up. In the past I was told they cannot spray when held by their tail and this seemed true. It seemed mostly uninjured as there was no blood and it scurried away pretty good.

The last one they encountered outside was a horrific scene. They were vomiting up bones and innerds when I washed them that time.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:59 AM
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Ours get skunked a few times each summer. Never seem to learn.

Tomato juice doesn't work for me.

This does work.
4 cups hydrogen peroxide (3% solution)
1/4 cup baking soda
1 tsp dish soap (like Dawn)

The thiols in the skunk spray are neutralized (oxidized) to sulfonic acid. This should be made up fresh. For clothes, bleach and a little baking soda also work. Same principle.
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