Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Pepe is in da house...no more

Well, the tale of Pepe the skunk has come to a close. Most people deal with skunks by setting out poison. Thankfully, we have a very kind-hearted admin director at Waterstone and she found a company that will capture your pesky skunk and release it in a nice skunky environment, somewhere far, far away from the office.

I was able to capture Pepe's last few moments of freedom on tape, thanks to a very nice zoom lens on my work camera.

Here is the play-by-play:

SNAP!!! Help, I'm trapped! And that damn door closed on my tail!! Let me out or I'll spray the heck out of this place!!

Oh, I forgot about the nice, tasty cat food in here. I'll put that spraying on hold for a moment while I chow down.

So, that was the end of Pepe at Waterstone. Personally, I voted for getting him de-glanded and keeping him as the office pet but I found out that it's technically not legal to own skunks in California. There seem to be a lot of things you can't own down here: Skunks, ferrets, chickens (in Santa Ana, at least).

Thankfully, Pepe was a pretty chill skunk and he didn't spray anyone (or any thing), even when our pest control guy came to pick him up.