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Be careful where you stick your nose!

A friend informed me that her neighbor caught a young skunk in a humane trap in their backyard yesterday.  They got sprayed once when approaching the trap, so they decided just to leave the skunk in the trap until it died.  The smell of that initial spray has permeated their home including inside on furniture and on people.

I just couldn't let this continue as they had planned.  So I have done what I could to remedy the situation and prevent the murder of this innocent creature.

The local sheriff's department gave me the contact information for the area Dept. of Natural Resources agent, who will know what to do about this trapped wild animal.  I, in turn, gave the information to my friend and pushed her to contact the neighbor.

I do realize that the neighbor may ignore this information. I also realize that the wildlife agent may simply kill the animal in the trap to mitigate the situation.  But short of trespassing onto the property and getting "skunked" myself, I have done what I can.

I pray that these people won't exhibit any more human stupidity, and that the skunk will be saved and released into a wild area.  

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vamysteryfan
Oct. 21st, 2016 08:07 pm (UTC)
That's a cruel thing to do to any animal.
snailbones
Oct. 22nd, 2016 01:55 pm (UTC)


Thank you for doing what you could.

I will never understand such cruelty - how can anyone leave anything to die? And if they hadn't put the trap out in the first place they wouldn't have had the problem. Idiots! *wanders off muttering*

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