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Sat, Mar. 28th, 2009, 09:52 pm

Reading this month's Fortean Times I see that the young Barbara Woodhouse encountered an impossible marsupial skunk. She described it as "identical with the skunk picture in Cassell's Book of Knowledge". Karl Shuker asks if someone can find the skunk picture in the Book of Knowledge, to make some sense of this. Luckily, I have a Book of Knowledge. I search for skunk in the index, and find it is under fur on page 1530. I turn to page 1530: someone has cut out the illustration. Obviously, they don't want us to know.

Sun, Mar. 29th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)

It must be a particularly interesting skunk picture if someone would cut it out.

Sun, Mar. 29th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC)


Wed, Apr. 1st, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)

Barbara Woodhouse of dog-training fame? That would explain a thing or two.

Wed, Apr. 1st, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)

Yes, that Barbara Woodhouse. Dog trainer and collector of impossible skunks.