Now I've Seen Everything - A Pet Skunk In A Supermarket

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    Sep 23, 2015 11:56 PM GMT
    We were shopping in a Florida "Publix" supermarket today, and I saw this woman carrying some kind of black furry thing on her shoulder. It didn't behave like a dog, and they don't usually perch on shoulders while someone walks around, nor did it seem to have a canine shape. And lap dogs aren't normally allowed inside anyway, so I thought maybe it was some kind of stuffed toy.

    I encountered her again in another aisle, where she'd been stopped by a store manager, their conversation getting a bit loud that I could overhear it. That's when I saw that the "creature" was a real, live skunk, white stripes and all! The manager was trying to explain, in a firm but also pleasant way, why this wasn't allowed.

    The woman was going on about how it was an "exotic" animal and very young, the relevance of which eluded me. And it actually looked fully grown to me. I think she was also trying to claim it fit the criteria for an emotional support service animal, a ridiculous assertion.

    But I also heard her speaking voice, which was in a man's range, yet also extremely effeminate, in a way that I hesitate to say here sounded very faggy. I assumed she was either a tranny or a drag queen.

    I didn't hang around to watch, and never saw her again as I continued shopping. So that was my weird moment for the day.
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    Sep 24, 2015 12:06 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidA drag queen with a pet skunk.

    Well, that's different.

    It certainly should be different in a supermarket. Enjoy one at home if you like, but don't sling a skunk across your shoulder where people are food shopping. I'm surprised it didn't cause a panic or at least some screams. I can only assume (and pray) it had been de-scented, or whatever that's called. And that it wouldn't bite.
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    Sep 24, 2015 7:51 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidIt was Pepe, wasn't it?

    You should have stopped to say hello. You could have practiced your French.

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    LOL! And practiced my faux French with a bad accent. "Bonjour, Monsieur le skunk!"
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    Oct 06, 2015 2:59 PM GMT
    She was wrong to take her pet in the supermarket store , but there is anything wrong to have a skunk as a pet .
    When i was growing up , we had a dog and a pet kangaroo that my mother fed after his mother died . He was an inside/outside pet and he definitely was house trained . He even went for ride in our truck with us .icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 07, 2015 4:46 AM GMT
    People have the scent glands removed to keep them as pets. Skunks aren't afraid of anything. Everybody gets out of their way. Well... I saw about a dozen peacocks chasing one across the field a few months ago. It must have been eating eggs or something.

    A skunk decided to move in with my brother's family a few years ago. It would just be calmly laying there in the yard, near the cats and dogs. Eventually it got run over on the county road.

    This summer, I had some airbnb guest come to watch the meteor showers from my place. They slept all day and sat out in the pasture all night. One lady thought that my smaller dog was running up to her to be petted, but it turned out to have the white stripe in the wrong place icon_eek.gif Apparently she freaked out and did not pet it. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Long ago, I shared an office with a beautiful young woman from Belgium. Apparently, there are no skunks in Belgium. Once, she woke up in the middle of the night, shortly after a skunk/dog altercation in the yard. She called the fire department and told them there was a chemical spill at the chemistry building! Methyl mercaptan vapors all over the neighborhood! Come quick! icon_redface.gif
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    Oct 07, 2015 11:18 AM GMT
    But I also heard her speaking voice, which was in a man's range, yet also extremely effeminate, in a way that I hesitate to say here sounded very faggy. I assumed she was either a tranny or a drag queen.

    What the shit, dude.
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    Oct 07, 2015 2:24 PM GMT
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    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidA drag queen with a pet skunk.

    Well, that's different.

    It certainly should be different in a supermarket. Enjoy one at home if you like, but don't sling a skunk across your shoulder where people are food shopping. I'm surprised it didn't cause a panic or at least some screams. I can only assume (and pray) it had been de-scented, or whatever that's called. And that it wouldn't bite.


    Pet skunks are almost always deserted and can be docile and affectionate. They can also be litter trained but like ferrets will not search far for there litter box.
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    Oct 07, 2015 2:27 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidPeople have the scent glands removed to keep them as pets. Skunks aren't afraid of anything. Everybody gets out of their way. Well... I saw about a dozen peacocks chasing one across the field a few months ago. It must have been eating eggs or something.

    A skunk decided to move in with my brother's family a few years ago. It would just be calmly laying there in the yard, near the cats and dogs. Eventually it got run over on the county road.

    This summer, I had some airbnb guest come to watch the meteor showers from my place. They slept all day and sat out in the pasture all night. One lady thought that my smaller dog was running up to her to be petted, but it turned out to have the white stripe in the wrong place icon_eek.gif Apparently she freaked out and did not pet it. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Long ago, I shared an office with a beautiful young woman from Belgium. Apparently, there are no skunks in Belgium. Once, she woke up in the middle of the night, shortly after a skunk/dog altercation in the yard. She called the fire department and told them there was a chemical spill at the chemistry building! Methyl mercaptan vapors all over the neighborhood! Come quick! icon_redface.gif


    Hahaha how cute