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(Lincolnshire Echo)   Tributes paid to a world-famous skunk. Yes, a skunk   (lincolnshireecho.co.uk) divider line 37
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2014-03-18 01:33:15 PM  
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2014-03-18 01:37:34 PM  
Skunks are adorable.  I've always wondered what it would be like to have one - de-glanded, of course - as a pet.
 
2014-03-18 01:51:51 PM  
*le sigh*
 
2014-03-18 01:58:23 PM  

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2014-03-18 02:46:15 PM  
She died doing what she loved, stinking.
 
2014-03-18 02:58:12 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Skunks are adorable.  I've always wondered what it would be like to have one - de-glanded, of course - as a pet.


It would be like walking around with the [SCARY] tag on a leash.
 
2014-03-18 03:29:38 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Skunks are adorable.  I've always wondered what it would be like to have one - de-glanded, of course - as a pet.


We had one in our elementary school class as a mascot- believe me they still stink.  But it was a very sweet animal.  Liked to dig though, prolly really fark up your house.
 
2014-03-18 03:32:28 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Skunks are adorable.  I've always wondered what it would be like to have one - de-glanded, of course - as a pet.


A childhood friend of mine had one. De-glanded, of course. So it couldn't spray, but it was still one very stinky animal. It could only live in the basement, which I didn't think was kind. It was nice, though. Kind of like a big smelly bunny.
 
2014-03-18 03:32:43 PM  
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Oh....*skunk*
 
2014-03-18 03:35:58 PM  

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Oh....*skunk*


WInner
 
2014-03-18 03:36:41 PM  
On what world is this skunk world-famous?
 
2014-03-18 03:37:19 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Skunks are adorable.  I've always wondered what it would be like to have one - de-glanded, of course - as a pet.


I have a wild one with the glands.
He lives under my front porch.
He gets cat fud.
I use the back door.
And never get solicitors.
 
2014-03-18 03:46:37 PM  
Fearless Ferris is dead?
 
2014-03-18 03:50:49 PM  
The librulz should just let it go... Bush isn't presdent no moar.
 
2014-03-18 03:51:37 PM  
Made this last year and finally get a chance to use it.

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Yeah, it's a little rapey.
 
2014-03-18 03:53:38 PM  
does NOT approve
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2014-03-18 03:59:38 PM  
I'm not an expert on what "world famous" means.  But, I would assume it means that almost everyone in the civilized world is at least aware of their existence.  So, I think that term may be misused.

Now.  Having said that.  Skunks are actually really cute animals.  Evolution did them a bad turn with the defense mechanism.  It's WAY overkill.
 
2014-03-18 04:13:18 PM  
Technicolor, baby!
 
2014-03-18 04:26:26 PM  
British world famous
 
2014-03-18 04:48:23 PM  
This is my pet skunk Tobias Skünke .  He is a nevernude.  Skunks are great pets, very affectionate and they have lots of personality.  They are emotionally high maintenance.  Ours has the run of the house and sleeps with my wife and I like a cat.  Sad to see a fellow skunker lose their friend :(  Tobias is a very senior citizen now, he'll be turning 8 this season (in the wild they usually live to about 3).


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2014-03-18 04:57:19 PM  
I can't see "Lincolnshire" without thinking "Poacher".

Not the folk song. The numbers station.
 
2014-03-18 05:25:23 PM  

durbnpoisn: I'm not an expert on what "world famous" means.  But, I would assume it means that almost everyone in the civilized world is at least aware of their existence.  So, I think that term may be misused.


As did many others, I assumed they were talking bout Pepe.

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2014-03-18 05:38:35 PM  

Iron Chef Boyardee: This is my pet skunk Tobias Skünke .  He is a nevernude.  Skunks are great pets, very affectionate and they have lots of personality.  They are emotionally high maintenance.  Ours has the run of the house and sleeps with my wife and I like a cat.  Sad to see a fellow skunker lose their friend :(  Tobias is a very senior citizen now, he'll be turning 8 this season (in the wild they usually live to about 3).


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Squeeee! He's totes adorbs!
 
2014-03-18 05:44:19 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Skunks are adorable.  I've always wondered what it would be like to have one - de-glanded, of course - as a pet.


I had a friend who had grown up with neighbors who had an albino skunk... She said it was pretty cool, but it wasn't the most friendly animal. It was usually in a kennel when people came over. She said it was funny because it would try to challenge people by stamping its front feet on the ground... He wanted to challenge everyone, but if I remember right, she didn't say he was particularly mean, though. I mean, it's not like the poor thing was locked up all day, and this was when she was in grade school or high school, so it sounds like they're decent pets, as long as you can get used to the musk odor, kind of like a ferret. She said that part wasn't really that bad.

As for "world famous", I've never heard of this skunk... Anyone else?
 
2014-03-18 05:44:31 PM  

trappedspirit: On what world is this skunk world-famous?


PLANET INTARTUBES

Lots of things are world-famous here.

It may not even be stretching the truth too much to say that the majority of the things that can be photographed from Earth are world-famous here.
 
2014-03-18 05:48:30 PM  

Gonz: I can't see "Lincolnshire" without thinking "Poacher".

Not the folk song. The numbers station.



Wow me too.
 
2014-03-18 05:50:47 PM  

durbnpoisn: I'm not an expert on what "world famous" means.  But, I would assume it means that almost everyone in the civilized world is at least aware of their existence.  So, I think that term may be misused.

Now.  Having said that.  Skunks are actually really cute animals.  Evolution did them a bad turn with the defense mechanism.  It's WAY overkill.


Yeah, it's one of those terms like "Collector's Item"; if it says it is, it's not.
I'm sure Phoebe was a very nice and likeable skunk, but I'm afraid she was probably not very famous beyond the local area.  Which is all right, too.
 
2014-03-18 05:55:37 PM  

durbnpoisn:  Skunks are actually really cute animals.  Evolution did them a bad turn with the defense mechanism.  It's WAY overkill.


They are unbelievably cute, but that defense mechanism is 100% necessary.  They are slow and clumsy... one of the most unagile animals you'd meet.  Their sensory ability is really bad good noses, but not as good as even a dog's, and their eyesight is terrible.  One of the reasons pet skunks are indoors-only is that they have basically zero chance in the wild without their stinker.
 
2014-03-18 06:15:01 PM  

vudukungfu: Benevolent Misanthrope: Skunks are adorable.  I've always wondered what it would be like to have one - de-glanded, of course - as a pet.

I have a wild one with the glands.
He lives under my front porch.
He gets cat fud.
I use the back door.
And never get solicitors.


When he comes back out get a pic and post it.  The site where I work is inundated with them during the non-winter months.  I can't wait til they get back they're really misunderstood critters.
 
2014-03-18 06:16:33 PM  

Iron Chef Boyardee: This is my pet skunk Tobias Skünke .  He is a nevernude.  Skunks are great pets, very affectionate and they have lots of personality.  They are emotionally high maintenance.  Ours has the run of the house and sleeps with my wife and I like a cat.  Sad to see a fellow skunker lose their friend :(  Tobias is a very senior citizen now, he'll be turning 8 this season (in the wild they usually live to about 3).


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Awwww, he kind of looks like my mini dachshund. I think skunks are adorable -- and yours is extremely precious all cuddled up like that --  but I can't get past the musky smell (see also: ferrets). I suppose I'll stick with my mini dachshund who always smells like fabric softener with frito feet.
 
2014-03-18 06:17:02 PM  

vudukungfu: Benevolent Misanthrope: Skunks are adorable.  I've always wondered what it would be like to have one - de-glanded, of course - as a pet.

I have a wild one with the glands.
He lives under my front porch.
He gets cat fud.
I use the back door.
And never get solicitors.


I prolly should've put that in a request fashion rather than a directive, pardon.
 
2014-03-18 06:19:15 PM  
I was on an open top bus tour in Budapest a year or so ago. One of the landmarks they pointed out was the birthplace of a famous gynaecologist.

/csb
 
2014-03-18 06:52:14 PM  
Bye stinky
 
2014-03-18 07:16:36 PM  

Iron Chef Boyardee: durbnpoisn:  Skunks are actually really cute animals.  Evolution did them a bad turn with the defense mechanism.  It's WAY overkill.

They are unbelievably cute, but that defense mechanism is 100% necessary.  They are slow and clumsy... one of the most unagile animals you'd meet.  Their sensory ability is really bad good noses, but not as good as even a dog's, and their eyesight is terrible.  One of the reasons pet skunks are indoors-only is that they have basically zero chance in the wild without their stinker.


Still defenseless against an old guy in a Buick, though...
 
2014-03-18 10:09:02 PM  

ka1axy: Iron Chef Boyardee: durbnpoisn:  Skunks are actually really cute animals.  Evolution did them a bad turn with the defense mechanism.  It's WAY overkill.

They are unbelievably cute, but that defense mechanism is 100% necessary.  They are slow and clumsy... one of the most unagile animals you'd meet.  Their sensory ability is really bad good noses, but not as good as even a dog's, and their eyesight is terrible.  One of the reasons pet skunks are indoors-only is that they have basically zero chance in the wild without their stinker.

Still defenseless against an old guy in a Buick, though...


Ihaz a sad about it having lived so long with a bowel obstruction...
 
2014-03-18 10:44:48 PM  

MutantMotherMouse: Iron Chef Boyardee: This is my pet skunk Tobias Skünke .  He is a nevernude.  Skunks are great pets, very affectionate and they have lots of personality.  They are emotionally high maintenance.  Ours has the run of the house and sleeps with my wife and I like a cat.  Sad to see a fellow skunker lose their friend :(  Tobias is a very senior citizen now, he'll be turning 8 this season (in the wild they usually live to about 3).


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Awwww, he kind of looks like my mini dachshund. I think skunks are adorable -- and yours is extremely precious all cuddled up like that --  but I can't get past the musky smell (see also: ferrets). I suppose I'll stick with my mini dachshund who always smells like fabric softener with frito feet.


Females don't get the same funk... and part of it's the hygene of the actual individual animal.
 
2014-03-18 10:59:40 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Skunks are adorable.  I've always wondered what it would be like to have one - de-glanded, of course - as a pet.


Iron Chef Boyardee: This is my pet skunk Tobias Skünke .  He is a nevernude.  Skunks are great pets, very affectionate and they have lots of personality.  They are emotionally high maintenance.  Ours has the run of the house and sleeps with my wife and I like a cat.  Sad to see a fellow skunker lose their friend :(  Tobias is a very senior citizen now, he'll be turning 8 this season (in the wild they usually live to about 3).


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Bummer on the short lifespan. That's a deal-breaker for me. Losing a cat after 15-20 years is bad enough.
 
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