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Because getting a pet skunk via mail order seems like such a great idea…

May 7, 2013

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This little scamp of an advertisement takes the classic squirrel-monkeys-by-mail ad and extends it to the entire animal kingdom — make that the entire wild animal kingdom. The sharp teeth of your domesticated dog not threatening enough? Try a wolf! Your parakeet in its cage not fitting the avian bill? Try a hawk that would just as soon stab your eyes out as look at you! Ever thought “Gee, I wish the garbage can would get tipped over more often”? Then get a raccoon, nature’s trash-rifling felon!

Or just get a skunk, the trump card of the whole lot. Whether or not the stink glands are removed before shipping would make buying one a bit like Russian roulette, no?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. m.l. post permalink
    May 7, 2013 10:13 pm

    I knew a guy once who somehow caught a bunch of skunks and tried to raise them domestically, presumambly to harvest their fur or perhaps create a new kind of hamburger. He quickly, for reasons unknown, decided it was a bad idea and set them all free. For months the countryside was filled with displaced, confused and irritated skunks and was thus made unsafe for man or beasts. True story.

  2. phil permalink
    May 8, 2013 1:43 am

    I have to say … Ten year old me would have loved to order a skunk just to see how the post office would deliver it.

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