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January 17, 2007

A stowaway skunk has found a ride for the long trip back home – or maybe not so long, depending on her behavior.

You may recall that this skunk wound up in Canada after traveling more than 2,200 miles shut in the back of a truck from California. Wildlife officials in Canada have been looking for somebody to ferry the animal home, but they could offer no promises that she wouldn’t do what skunks do at some point on the trip.

“It would have be somebody who would be prepared for that possibility,” one wildlife official said.

But now, the host of a California radio show, and the show’s producer, have volunteered to make the mercy run. Maybe they’re doing it because they’re kind and wonderful people, or maybe because, well, if they get sprayed while they’re on the air, it would make really good radio.

I think they call that a win-win situation.  Our Wojtek Dabrowski has the latest:


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Whatever it takes to get this animal back into its native habitat, unharmed, is all right with me. These radio people may be wonderful in their intent, but I think the publicity factor is the real issue at hand. The possibility of getting getting sprayed just for “good radio” is just plain stupid.

Posted by Longjohn | Report as abusive

I can hear them now: “This trip STINKS!”

Kudos for them giving the skunk a ride.

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