SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — In the classic Disney film “Bambi,” a young skunk named Flower — stricken by love — swoons as the blossoms bloom in an early spring thaw.
Charming though he was on celluloid, in real life that skunk would’ve stunk.READ MORE: 4 San Jose Double Homicide Suspects Arrested; Drugs, Weapons Seized
The Humane Society of the United States reminds us that February through March, peak skunk mating season, is also the height of skunk stench season.
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That pungent aroma is the smell of rejection, as uninterested females emit the odoriferous cloud to repel their unwelcome pursuing suitors.
The Humane Society reassures us that it’s fairly difficult to get sprayed by a skunk, as they usually give warning by stamping their front feet.
This warning often goes unheeded by dogs so the Society offers a helpful recipe for a de-skunking dog bath, as well as a suggestion for a safe way to coax a wandering skunk out of your garage.MORE NEWS: Update: 3 Injured In San Jose Stabbing; Suspect Fatally Struck By Truck On Highway 85