Funk

If you notice that parts of your home smell a bit like a dead animal, chances are, there is a dead animal somewhere in your home. I noticed a funk yesterday when I got home from my sisters. My first thought was something in the kitchen had gone bad. After a small search (it’s a small kitchen) I came up with no source of the funk. Again, today at lunch, I smelled the funk. The sweet boy said he threw away some turkey that had expired. Lunch meat can easily have a funk if it goes bad, so perhaps that was it. I walked in after work tonight and still, the funk was there.

After some deep sniffing, I decided only one thing can produce this funk, dead animal. I went straight to the basement in hopes that if there was dead animal, that dead animal was not in the main part of the house. It didn’t take me long until I jumped out of my skin at the sight of a very large, recently dead, raccoon. It also didn’t take long for a phone call to the sweet boy ended with “call the landlord, I don’t do dead raccoons”. I refuse to call the landlord about a dead animal. I will call him about the fact there was an animal in the house, but the dead animal was my problem.

Thankfully, I’m a girl with garden tools so off I went to open the garage/basement door, find my shovel and garden rake and go back to get the raccoon. I attempted to scoop him up which kind of creeped me out because he was soft but hard at the same time. Ugh, dead animal. I finally scooped him up with the help of the garden rake and carried him back towards the door. OH, wouldn’t it figure. The garage door swung shut. I’d have to put this nasty thing down and open this door again. That was 15 seconds longer than I wanted to be dealing with dead raccoon.

I finally got him outside, carried him across the alley and put him in the back yard of the empty house behind us. I covered him up with some leaves. He’ll decompose and make some good fertilizer… but not in my basement.

Now to go call the landlord and complain.

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “Funk

  1. christina says:

    GROSS! But bravo for taking care of it your fabulous self!

  2. idyll hands says:

    It makes me gag a little to think about it, but at least it’s gone and the funk is subsiding.

  3. julia says:

    ugh, that doesn’t sound like an appetizing smell. Brave girl to have got him out yourself.

  4. Ew ew ew ew ew. That is so gross.

  5. Dianna says:

    grossssss… you are braver than I. I think I would have moved. eww.

  6. dogwood says:

    Ewwwwww. and ewwww.

  7. Melodie Ann says:

    HAH! Awesome. Jonathan killed a mouse in our garden with a pitchfork and carried it to the vacant lot next door with a rake.

  8. Oh Mandie! says:

    Ahhh I totally had a dead raccoon in my basement too about 2 years ago! It burrowed under my back deck and somehow into my basement. That is a smell that just can not compare with any other! You are braver than I though – there was no way I was going anywhere near that thing!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog2016 - Hey Porkchop!

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

a tiny rocket

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Dress This Nest

Using what I know about fashion, to wardrobe my home

Southern Bite

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Magnolia Market

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

ashleyannphotography.com

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Poppytalk

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

whichgoose.

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

(Inside A Black Apple)

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

The Vanilla Bean Blog

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

The Tart Tart

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

The Pancake Princess

Clean eats and bakes with a side of pancakes.

molly yeh

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Local Milk Blog

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Flourishing Foodie

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Adventures in Cooking

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Create / Enjoy

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Run Daniella Run!

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Will Run for Pasta

living and loving -- and eating!! -- in the pacific northwest

Vintage Portland

A photo blog exploring Portland's past through historical images.

Life Made Lovely

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Amanda k. by the Bay

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Young House Love

DIY Home Decorating Projects, Tutorials, & Shenanigans

A Thousand Threads

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Making Nice in the Midwest

I'm just a thrifty gal who wears hats, makes crafts, and lives a creative life in Ohio

Oh Happy Day!

Just another WordPress.com site

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

natalie creates

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

the pretty little fiber co.

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

tend

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Everything and a Racehorse

I'm a boot cut girl in a skinny jeans world

Mindless Wanderings

Capturing the small moments in a full life

The Made Thing » Languages » English

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

And Now Ladies And Gentlemen

Thoughts and musings from a girl searching for the spotlight...

The Pioneer Woman

Plowing through Life in the Country...One Calf Nut at a Time

Homesick Texan

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

sweetfineday

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Smile And Wave

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Posie Gets Cozy

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

Making it Lovely

A design blog about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so.

Junque Rethunque

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL

A Beautiful Mess

SIMPLY STATED : NEVER DULL