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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

This stinks

After this post where I got shouty about what the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is for, here is a sad example of what it's NOT for.

What gets me about this guy is that even with his mother shining a torch he couldn't tell the difference between a real skunk (roughly the size of a house cat) and an eight-year-old girl in a Halloween skunk outfit (roughly the size of an eight-year-old-girl). The police didn't mention it, but you have to wonder whether he was high on something, or simply very drunk.

Also, shooting at a skunk in your garden - even a real one - would seem a pretty stupid thing to do. Skunks are mild-tempered, mostly nocturnal, and will defend themselves only when cornered or attacked. Even when other animals or people are in close proximity, skunks will ignore the intruders unless they are disturbed. Skunks are beneficial to farmers, gardeners, and landowners because they feed on large numbers of agricultural and garden pests. (Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. I suspect a skunk might feel a wee bit threatened by being shot at.....


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