flightcommand - 8:59 pm on Sep 10, 2005 (gmt 0)
I had the misfortune of letting our Scottish Terrier out one evening only to quickly find she had cornered a skunk on the porch. I was at least ten feet away and could hardly breath when the skunk let loose. As for how long it lasts..we washed that dog with every compound known to man short of hydrochloric acid or nuclear waste. Still could catch an occasional whiff of Mr. (or Ms.) Skunk up to a year later!