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Some South End residents might want to stock up on giant cans of tomato juice

Skunk lives in the South End

Pilotblock noticed this sign on a tree in an alley off Pembroke Street in the South End today.

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Dr. Pepe Le Pew

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that was complaining about the smell of marijuana? is this perhaps some sort of clever misdirection?

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I never got that marijuana/skunk correlation. Pot does not smell like skunk.

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not all but some weed smells very skunky.

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When cannabis flowers, it gives of a distinctive skunky smell. It's not as noticable once it s dried and processed, but fresh plants smell VERY skunky.

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I have the right to not answer that question. I'm pretty sure it's a trap...

:)

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Tomato juice is messy. Massengill works better, and is not messy.

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For what it's worth, tomato juice is an old wives tale. You will just smell like skunk _and_ tomato juice.

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Thankfully I never had to test it, but I was prepped for such an event with:

1 quart hydrogen peroxide
¼ cup baking soda
1 teaspoon dish-washing liquid.

Using water, wet your dog’s coat, work the solution through the fur. Let the solution sit for about 5 minutes (good luck - some dogs don't like just hanging out in this state). Rinse thoroughly.

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The only thing that will break down the skunk odor are enzymes. There are very small amounts in tomato juice, but it takes a much higher concentration to eliminate the odor.

I *have* had an issue where a skunk sprayed into a vent in my basement. That smell doesn't leave easy, and olfactory fatigue makes tracking down the source a futile event. To those who are shocked to see skunks, I say "welcome to the city". Not sure if the correlation is strong, but the neighborhoods with skunks tend not to have many rats, so it's six of one and a half dozen of another.

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Pupper Puttanesca

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That dog sounds like it gets around.

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I read the headline too quickly and thought it was another Shaughnessy column.

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Same smell.

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Great neighbor, though, as I'm sure dog-walkers -and every other neighbor for a few blocks- would agree.

PS- Kinda brave nailing that sign to the tree, though.

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White vinegar (pretty cheap), diluted with a little water if you like, works well, same reason tomato juice (and Massengil) works, acetic acid does the work. Not perfect, and if you handle your sprayed clothes etc. you have to start over. I got skunked as a kid, got into mom's car, 2 months later the car still smelled.

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All these supposed remedies for getting skunked, and no suggestions to avoid the problem in the first place? Number 1, remove food sources. Stop putting out edible garbage, pest-proof dumpsters, etc. If the pickings are better elsewhere, the skunk will move on.

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ill also enforce these rules for everybody else i live near

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Hate it when people nail notices into the trees..

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