He owes you one, Dan.
On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 6:56 PM, Craig via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Sat, 12 Aug 2017 18:32:29 -0400 Dan Penoff via Mercedes
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Funny story….
> > I get a voice mail on my home phone from the inspector:
> > “Uh, I came out to check the holes for your piers today, and 15 of the
> > 16 look good. The last one has an issue because there’s a baby skunk
> > in the bottom of it.”
> > <head slap>
> > We called a trapper, animal recovery person, you name it, and every one
> > gave us a different suggestion on how to get the baby skunk out of the
> > hole (these were four foot deep 12” diameter holes in very heavy clay,
> > I might add.) We knew a woman who did bird of prey rescues in the
> > area, so we called her.
> > “Put a garden hose down the hole and turn it on. If the little stinker
> > doesn’t drown (or even if he does) he’ll float to the top and you can
> > get him out or he’ll leave of his own accord.”
> > And that’s what we did. I dumped a garden hose into the hole, turned
> > on the spigot full blast, then retreated into the house to watch from
> > inside through the sliding glass doors. In about 2-3 minutes we could
> > see the water level getting near the top, and then the baby skunk comes
> > splashing out, walks out onto the lawn, shakes off the water and
> > waddles off into the brush behind the house.
> Yes, indeed, funny story!
> Did he scent the hole when you put the house down?
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