Skunk beats the heat in drug store
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Even skunks need a break from the heat. One of the white-striped critters managed to halt business for a few hours Tuesday at a normally busy drug store near Binghamton.
The skunk wandered into the Eckerd Drugs store in the town of Chenango as temperatures soared into the 90s.
Store workers managed to confine the animal in an entrance area. Would-be customers were turned away while the skunk enjoyed the store's cool climate.
One employee said she thought the skunk was "cute."
Several workers watched its antics from a safe distance until a pest control expert managed to coax it into a cage by early evening. An employee says the removal was accomplished without upsetting the skunk.