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Old 10-18-2020, 11:52 AM   #1
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Default Is there a bush that smells like a skunk when shredded?

Yesterday I was mowing an overgrown pasture thatís usually very soggy. Had to slowly back up towards ponds that had some bushes growing around them. After shredding one at the waterís edge there was suddenly a foul odor in the air. I couldnít see any bits and pieces left behind that looked like a skunk or any other animal. Could it have been the bush or whatever itís called? I was under pressure to finish before nightfall so there wasnít any time to take pictures of the bushes. Thankful the tractor didnít get stuck in the mud.
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:07 PM   #2
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Weed that smells like a skunk?

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Old 10-18-2020, 12:10 PM   #3
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You brush hogged someoneís soon to be harvested summer grow!
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:11 PM   #4
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I’ve got a plant that when I shred it stinks like body odor. I believe it’s the goat weed.
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:20 PM   #5
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skunk weed
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:20 PM   #6
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You probably mowed over some ditch weed.
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Old 10-18-2020, 02:36 PM   #7
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Baby skunk maybe? I've nearly stepped on them when walking tall grass. They about the size of a kitten. And that shredder wouldn't leave much left behind.
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Old 10-18-2020, 04:37 PM   #8
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Weed that smells like a skunk?

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Beat me to it.
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Old 10-18-2020, 04:56 PM   #9
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Baby skunk maybe? I've nearly stepped on them when walking tall grass. They about the size of a kitten. And that shredder wouldn't leave much left behind.

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Old 10-18-2020, 05:17 PM   #10
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Hmm
Whats that smell.
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Old 10-18-2020, 07:34 PM   #11
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Skunk cabbage grows in wet areas next to lakes and swamps. When you break the leaves they smell like a skunk. Broad green leaves
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Old 10-19-2020, 07:21 AM   #12
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Skunk weed can smell like a skunk, but not for very long and not nearly as strong as a live skunk. I agree with Craw, yes, you probably shredded that. Baby skunks will be nearly grown now.
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Old 10-19-2020, 01:25 PM   #13
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I'm in Colorado... we have some that definitely smells like that.... lol
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Old 10-19-2020, 09:53 PM   #14
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I was shredding some overgrown pasture and ran through a bunch of berry vines and got a good dose of skunk.

2 passes later I spied the remnants of skunk. Pretty sure it was dead before I shredded it but did not get off to investigate
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