Edmond Walmart temporarily closed after skunk spotted inside

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EDMOND, Okla. (KFOR) – An Edmond Walmart was forced to temporarily shut its doors Thursday morning after a stinky shopper was discovered inside.

The critter was spotted in the men’s shoe department at a Walmart near E 15th St. and I-35 just before 8 a.m. Thursday.

Store officials closed the doors and called Trevor Bounds with Red Beard’s Wildlife Solutions to save shoppers from a smelly surprise.

“Nobody wants to come shop at ‘Skunk Spray Central,'” Bounds said. “It’s more fairly common than you think. I tell everybody, you got to look at the foundations. Any kind of entry they can find to gain entry, they’re going to.”

Bounds used watermelon treats to safely lure the skunk into a trap.

The skunk will be taken to Wildcare Oklahoma for an injury before it is released back into the wild.

Bounds said he gets 15 to 20 skunk calls a week in Edmond.

“Edmond is definitely full of skunks,” he said.

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