LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — It’s the smell of victory.
All over Dodger Stadium fans are caught up with the team’s winning ways, of late.
But many fans have also gone on social media to say the Dodgers are sharing Chavez Ravine with some unwanted and smelly interlopers — namely skunks.
KCAL9’s Cristy Fajardo talked to one fan who said he went to the Dodgers/Mets game Monday night and had to hold his nose for a couple of innings.
“It’s so strong. There is no doubt it’s a skunk,” Mauricio Guevara, a season ticket holder, told Fajardo. He said he’s smelled them on at least four occasions this summer.
“Monday it was all over left field,” he said.
The Dodgers told the LA Times the stadium did not have a skunk problem, but three staffers told the newspaper at least three different skunks showed up this week alone.
On Twitter, fan Dylan John Seaton tweeted: “Something stinks at Dodger Stadium. And, for once, it’s not the Dodgers.”
This week, fans have posted photos and YouTube video online.
On Monday, one skunk made a home under a mustard-relish-onion stand in the reserved section in right field about an hour before game time. On the YouTube video, someone commented, “Is that [former team owner] Frank McCourt under there?”
At the same game, a skunk also ended up spraying someone or something and the smell wafted around the area for a couple of innings. The smell even made it to the field-level seats on the opposite side of the stadium — a huge distance — to where Guevera was sitting.
As many as seven excavations near the stadium over the past few weeks are being blamed for the sightings.
Guevara, like many fans, told Fajardo he’s okay with the skunks if they are bringing the Dodgers good luck.
“They’re going good, they’re playing good baseball,” said Guevara.
Animal Control confirmed to Fajardo that they have been called out to Dodger Stadium several times this summer, but wouldn’t say how many.