Skunks Run-ins | High Sierra Topix  

Skunks Run-ins

A place to explore the natural setting (geology, flora & fauna), people, constructed infrastructure and historical events that play and have played a part in shaping the Sierra Nevada as we know it today.
User avatar

Re: Skunks Run-ins

Postby rlown » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:46 pm

we actually put skunk scent on us for hunting in utah. smell didn't bug me, but it does bug some. still best to trap it and get it away, and button up your shop.



User avatar
rlown
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 5350
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:00 pm
Location: Petaluma and Wilton, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Skunks Run-ins

Postby Rockchucker » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:58 pm

I was wrong one of the cats did get nailed. Yea I need to get rid of it, or it will eat the chickens.
I'm no suture for my future.
User avatar
Rockchucker
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 407
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:22 pm
Location: Bishop, CA
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Skunks Run-ins

Postby camptramp » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:40 am

Fly Guy Dave wrote:Hey CT-

Try the anti-skunk scent recipe on my post above. I wager you'll be happy with the results.

--F.G. Dave


I'll give it a try -24 hours later it's still as strong as ever!
User avatar
camptramp
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 23
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:21 pm
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Skunks Run-ins

Postby camptramp » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:34 am

"That was 'one' strange squirrel"

Image
User avatar
camptramp
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 23
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:21 pm
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Skunks Run-ins

Postby jessegooddog » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:44 am

In the early 70s a family would come each night to my back door in the hills of Westlake Village for peanut butter sandwiches. A 4th of July outdoor party one year did nothing to deter them, but the guest sure went running! I gave them their little treats and off they went. They were very sweet, never threatening.
User avatar
jessegooddog
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 240
Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:39 pm
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Skunks Run-ins

Postby rlown » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:24 pm

We're not supposed to feed the wildlife. Actually, it's against the law. Not criticizing, just saying.. :)
User avatar
rlown
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 5350
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:00 pm
Location: Petaluma and Wilton, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Skunks Run-ins

Postby jessegooddog » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:53 pm

Yes, yes! This was is the 70s, I do not feed wildlife now. No criticism taken.
User avatar
jessegooddog
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 240
Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:39 pm
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Skunks Run-ins

Postby markskor » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:27 pm

jessegooddog wrote:In the early 70s a family would come each night to my back door in the hills of Westlake Village... I gave them their little treats and off they went. They were very sweet, never threatening.

Also late 70's, living in the Hollywood Hills,
An older lady occupied the down stair's maid quarters...(she had lived on the property 40+ years!)
We would check up on her occasionally, bring her meals/groceries.
Seems that one winter, she raised a mother and 8 babies...
We walked in one day to see her catering a little skunk tea party, all sitting down calmly on her window-side table. She said that they came in every day, late afternoon - stayed for an hour or so, and then left quietly. I stopped in a few times afterwards, just to see. Interesting that they never sprayed inside her quarters.
Intelligent animals...pretty cool too.
Mountainman who swims with trout
User avatar
markskor
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
 
Posts: 2048
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:41 pm
Location: Mammoth Lakes
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Skunks Run-ins

Postby Vaca Russ » Wed May 13, 2015 6:16 am

Fly Guy Dave wrote: Forget the tomato juice, get 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide and a quarter cup of baking soda, mix well and wash accordingly and rinse. Of course, keep this mixture out of your dog's eyes. This really works great! :)


I know two little girls who benefited from Fly Guy Dave's recipe.

Skunk.JPG


They had a little run in yesterday afternoon during our daily walk. The H2O2 and NaHCO3 mixture did the trick.

Thanks Dave!!

-Russ
” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
User avatar
Vaca Russ
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 661
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:12 pm
Location: 1060 West Addison Street, Chicago, Ill
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Skunks Run-ins

Postby Fly Guy Dave » Wed May 13, 2015 7:18 am

Vaca Russ wrote:
Fly Guy Dave wrote: Forget the tomato juice, get 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide and a quarter cup of baking soda, mix well and wash accordingly and rinse. Of course, keep this mixture out of your dog's eyes. This really works great! :)


I know two little girls who benefited from Fly Guy Dave's recipe.

Skunk.JPG


They had a little run in yesterday afternoon during our daily walk. The H2O2 and NaHCO3 mixture did the trick.

Thanks Dave!!

-Russ


Glad I could help! :)
"Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man." --Jeff Lebowski

Some pics of native salmonids: http://flyguydave.wordpress.com/
User avatar
Fly Guy Dave
Topix Expert
 
Posts: 426
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:27 am
Experience: Level 3 Backpacker

Previous

Return to Sierra Nevada History / Natural History & Setting



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests