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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

firehouse skunk

(Clip courtesy footagefarm on youtube; footage is public domain.)
Universal Newsreel was a Universal Studios offshoot that produced newsreels from 1929 to 1967.  Sometime earlier rather than later, Vancouver, Washington -- a town I know very well indeed - made it to newsreel history when the local fire department picked up a temporary mascot.  Yes, a skunk went joyriding with the VFD.  I haven't been able to find out the year, but didn't want that to keep you from this curious sight.  Looks like it was a bit later than the fashion for pet "sachet kittens."  I think it's the 30's.  

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