October 2022


Indianapolis Zoo staffer with skunk at Explore IUPUI event October 12, 2002 Photo by Wendy Kaveney

Zoo keeper holds up the tail end of a skunk above two children with disgusted looks on their faces
Winning Entry!

Oh no, that won’t work for our mascot! Let’s just keep The Metros. - John Schild


Teachable moment - run!

Submitted by mjhinsma on Sun, 10/02/2022 - 12:46

From the giggles and mischievous smile, it was apparent Mr. Stinky Stripe was not the only one able to drop a smelly bomb.

Submitted by andjsmit on Tue, 10/04/2022 - 15:27

The instructions said to keep the dangerous end pointed away from children, but they didn't say which end was which!

Submitted by matmull on Tue, 10/04/2022 - 16:10

The one who smelt it, dealt it!

Submitted by joppold on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:15

I need one of these for home!

Submitted by asidholl on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:31

When life gives you stink bombs, you turn your head away!

Submitted by sarsexto on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:33

No, seriously, this is a legitimate COVID test. Can you smell anything?

Submitted by pross1 on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:35

This'll teach'em to stay off my lawn!

Submitted by swatkins on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:38

Oh no, oh no, OH NO...I was told the scent gland was removed!

Submitted by houghj on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:39

Pictured above: Historical recreation of the first ever use of "pepper spray".

Submitted by fryjer on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:40

Oh no, that won't work for our mascot! Let's just keep The Metros.

Submitted by jschild on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:49

"Fee Fi Fo Fum".... I smell something scent-imental!

Submitted by jyanum on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 10:50

Wow, I'm recovered! I can smell again!!!!

Submitted by moelmasr on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 11:11

What, You Asked For It Buddy!

Submitted by kathlund on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 11:24

This one was supposed to be de-odorized!

Submitted by rahankin on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 12:21

Bill demonstrating the organic child repellent.

Submitted by hrbowlan on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 13:06

skunk: gee, this is the second time this week that I've been asked to provide a special aromatherapy session

Submitted by kkaneshi on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 14:59

Say it, don't spray it

Submitted by madsridh on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 15:49

"What's worse than a skunk?" started Zoo Staffer Zach.
"A child!" shouted Skunky the Skunk.

Submitted by kajoknig on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 16:10

Does this cat smell funny to you?

Submitted by kdmerrit on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 19:09

"Sucks being a redhead...even a skunk dislikes like me!" Redhead

Submitted by greinerb on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 21:03

Instead of a sweet greeting for her new furry friend, Sarah chirped, "Ewww, Mister! Which one of you stinks so bad?!"

Submitted by elkinsl on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 13:12

Somebody told me to take a fresh breeze today.

Submitted by jinkar on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 13:13

This seemed like such a good idea two minutes ago.

Submitted by anitate on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 13:26

Walking into the lecture hall bathrooms

Submitted by ntruett on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 14:10

When someone said this lecture would stink I didn't think they meant it literally!

Submitted by cyanvane on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 16:35

Now kids, this here's the business end. But don't you worry, they said most of 'em have been de-scented. Uh-oh...

Submitted by despradl on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 17:38

The rise and fall of the fart gun.

Submitted by jam69 on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 18:06

Ew, David!

Submitted by janealex on Fri, 10/07/2022 - 06:27

This hurts me more than it hurts you. Sorry children, your time of smelling good has come to an end.

Submitted by evacarls on Fri, 10/07/2022 - 09:02

Not again!!!

Submitted by cayogu on Sat, 10/08/2022 - 21:43

what a weird looking stray cat...OH-

Submitted by zayahenn on Tue, 10/11/2022 - 19:10

The IRB knew that there would be collateral damage as a result of IUPUI's efforts to rid the world of those damned carrot tops ... and they were cool with it.

Submitted by rischult on Tue, 10/11/2022 - 20:00

Oh no… and we thought this was going to be fun.

Submitted by caedavid on Thu, 10/13/2022 - 19:33

I’m so sorry kids… I guess I wasn’t the only one who had Taco Bell for lunch…

Submitted by ercrawle on Fri, 10/14/2022 - 08:54

Skunk handler: "Methinks I should have pointed this animal frontward instead of backward...But he (or she) could be used as a weapon, if need be". Kids: "Tee he he!"

Submitted by hermk on Thu, 10/20/2022 - 10:14

Zoo staffer: "Which one should I be more afraid of, the stink bomb, or the snake around my neck?! I need to retire, or seek other employment...They are not paying me enough for this!"

Submitted by hermk on Thu, 10/20/2022 - 10:17

No, I DON'T think that smells like teen spirit!!

Submitted by orme on Tue, 10/25/2022 - 11:58