Skunks Move into Fla. Home

By: Ap Email
By: Ap Email

PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) -- Several skunks have moved into a central
Florida home while the homeowners were on vacation. The couple
returned to a smelly surprise.

Stephanie and Bill Palieri said a window was left open during
their month long vacation and about 10 skunks squeezed in. The
skunks tunneled through walls, gnawing on kitchen cabinets and oven
wires inside their Palm Bay home.

Stephanie Palieri said five skunks walked through the kitchen
recently while she was enjoying her coffee.

The Palieris live on Social Security and don't have the money to
hire a trapper.

Florida Today ( ) reported local business
owners have been helping the family.

One trapper caught a skunk in their dryer and let it loose in
the forest without charging his usual hourly fee.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
AP-NY-09-24-11 1015EDT

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  • by Ralph 's wife Location: Florida on Sep 24, 2011 at 08:38 AM
    DON"T, DON"T kill the skunks. I think they are on the endangered list. I haven't seen a skunk since I was a child or smelled one either. When I was about 9 or 10 years old I tried to catch one and he sprayed me. My God, I nearly died from the smell. You never for get that smell. I am in my 50's and I haven't seen one since I was sprayed. They are really cute animals. And some people say that you can get a vet to take out their stink when they are babies and they make a wonderful pet like a cat.I don't know about that, but it really would surprise your company.
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