If you don't laugh yourself into a clean pair of underwear after reading this, then you take life too seriously.
I was working at the pet clinic this morning when I get a call from a home owner that is a "do it your selfer". He has a hole in his yard that he set a trap next to. This morning he caught a skunk. Now he needs someone to come get the skunk and take it away. I tell him I can be there early this afternoon after I get done at the clinic. He says OK.
I get there and the owner asks if I saw the skunk. "No, I didn't" He shows it to me. It is in a small space next to the front door, about 3x4 foot area. My real surprise comes when I see that the skunk is not in a cage trap but in a foot hold trap, looks like a No 1 long spring.
Well there goes my plan, shot to pieces (put a canvas over the trap, take trap and skunk, bring trap back later without skunk). I knew this scenario would happen some day, just didn't know when. I warn the home owner that the skunk is going to spray "SPRAY" and I just don't know what else to do to keep it from spraying.
So I get a net, a large piece of canvas (4 x 12 foot) and a crowbar. I get the canvas over the skunk "SPRAY"
. Then the net ""SPRAY"
. Home owner is down wind, he quickly moves upwind, coward
. I am working at getting the skunk in the net. I needed the crow bar because the owner had used a tire iron to stake the trap and the skunks face is close to the iron, so I use the crowbar to pull the iron out of the ground. "SPRAY"
I take the net, canvas, skunk, trap and a plastic plant (where did that come from?) to a cage trap that I have standing on end by my truck at the end of the driveway. I cut the net away and drop everything into the trap. "SPRAY"
. Shove every thing into the truck. Get paid.
(Should have charged double. Listen to the whole story next time, idiot!) I spray the area with a plant friendly deodorizer and give the home owner the skunk odor removal recipe and let him do the rest of the odor removal.
I get home. I am very glad that we live in the country and don't have neighbors watching out their windows. I strip my clothes off outside. (Yeah baby take it off!)
shower and get my clothes soaking.
I LOVE MY JOB!!!!!!!!!
I LOVE SKUNKS!!!!!!!!!!