One area skunk even gained international attention when it crawled into a rubber hose and got shipped to Canada. The skunk, nicknamed Dorothy, wound up hitching a ride in a delivery truck for the weeklong trek. – Associated Press Residents of Torrance, in the South Bay, are finding out that development stinks. That’s because as more houses go up, more skunks come out. The city has seen 1,398 housing units built in the past six years, and with it came an increase in the black-and-white smelly creatures. “We’re seeing more of them because their habitat is being destroyed,” said El Segundo animal control officer Jeff Rudolph. “They’re under houses, they’re getting hit on streets,” said Shayne Brinkerhoff, the city’s animal control supervisor. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!