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Florida Couple Gets Some Stinky Roommates: Skunks

PALM BAY, Fla. -- A Florida couple returned from a monthlong vacation to find they had some new -- and stinky -- roommates.

Stephanie and Bill Palieri told the Florida Today newspaper that about 10 skunks squeezed into their home through a window that was left open. The couple had been visiting relatives to celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary.

The skunks tunneled through walls, gnawing on kitchen cabinets and oven wires inside their Palm Bay home.

Stephanie Palieri says five skunks walked through the kitchen recently while she was enjoying her coffee.

The Palieris live on Social Security and don't have the money to hire a trapper, so business owners have been helping them with the skunk problem. One trapper helped catch a skunk without charging his usual fee.

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