Wood pussy?

(From “Spotlight Comics” number 1, 1944.)

10 thoughts on “Wood pussy?

  1. Patriot_Missile says:

    It’s true about Pepe LePew… But seriously, skunks are called wood pussies round these here parts. No funnin’.

  2. Jeff Hebert says:

    What parts are those, Patriot Missile? I have never heard it before, it’s interesting that it’s still in usage somewhere.

  3. Gero says:

    We just call them skunks, but I have family up in Michegan that call them “pole cats”…

  4. mcknight57 says:

    Patriot_Missile:
    It’s true about Pepe LePew… But seriously, skunks are called wood pussies round these here parts. No funnin’.

    I’ve NEVER heard them called that before. Polecats, sure, but never the other one. Sorry, I just can’t say it without laughing hysterically.

  5. Bael says:

    All right. I’m calling this a practical joke by the writers. Trying to get stupid kids to go out and start feeding skunks is just asking for trouble.

  6. punkjay says:

    Wood pussies?!?! Worst place for splinters EVER!

  7. ProwlerKnight says:

    Wood Pussies, not only is it odd but kindof insulting if you’re relating Skunks to….yeah

  8. Frankie says:

    “To ward off attack(,) the wood pussy hurls a few droplets of choking scent.”….Um, I’ve heard about that. Never personally experienced it myself. So, I don’t know if it’s a myth or not.

  9. Herr D says:

    Um–self-censor failing–moving on, now.

  10. WillyPete says:

    Bael, and Frankie, sorry guys, but you’re both wrong! Now, I wouldn’t want a KID to try and do it (there’s a trick to taming them that a child is unlikely to get right on the first try!), but it has been done before…
    And, having lived near a ‘disturbed’ Skunk lair, just passing within 20 feet of where the ppor skunks got frightened was more than enough for me, thanks!

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