Comments: Skunk.....

If it become road kill we get the announcement from a mile away.

Posted by Cappy on June 29, 2008 05:10 PM

I stopped in the middle of the lane the other evening just to watch a Momma skunk and three babies shimmy across the road. They were fabulous! How can something so cute stink so bad? Of course, I asked the same thing about my babies.

Posted by Sugar Britches on June 29, 2008 06:01 PM

I hear you - I will keep watching for skunks. :)

Posted by Richmond on June 29, 2008 10:14 PM

.. indeed, Cappy.... normally when we see skunks around here they're pretty flat.....

... you know, Sugar Britches, I'd never though of it that way!... ha!....

... keep a sharp lookout, Richmond... you can never be too vigilant these days....

Posted by Eric on June 30, 2008 07:05 AM

I have recently heard of skunks coming into someone's yard and actually chasing people. In both cases, the skunk was lured away by the chasee and shot.

Posted by Lou on June 30, 2008 08:28 AM

I think we have one of those bastids living in our bushes. Bad idea to piss him off, innit?

Posted by Elisson on June 30, 2008 09:38 AM

So... From this month's Smithsonian... Which article was the best? The viking ship, Muir's Yosemite, or the painted greek statuary/acropolis.

It was the viking ship for my money...

Posted by The Maximum Leader on June 30, 2008 10:55 AM

Yep, you did the best thing..just play possum and let that two toned kitty with a fluid drive just amble on through..

but the redneck instinct..which although smells ain't near as bad as that skunk..in me always say go get the gun..and I have taken enough of them vinegar baths to know better but I have no doubt that the next one I see will arouse the same survival defense mechanism...

"Sweetthing bring me the gun!"

Posted by GUYK on June 30, 2008 11:45 AM

JPJ's body lies a moulderin in the grave..

No skunk so far at our morning coffee on the patio ,just those feisty little hummingbirds

Posted by DanToom on June 30, 2008 02:57 PM

Did it have a French accent?

Posted by Cappy on June 30, 2008 08:23 PM

Skunks get a bad rap 'cause of their stinky aroma. They're actually a lot of fun if they've been de-scented, and the little ones don't start producing stink-juice for a few months.

We had a litter of baby skunks one year at Scout camp, and they were playful & inquisitive critters. Not quite as fun as baby raccoons or kittens, but infinitely preferable to a litter of slugs or salamanders...

The major downside to skunks is that they seem to contract rabies like a Tri-Delt catches herpes. Otherwise, de-scented skunks would be a great pet.

Posted by El Capitan on July 1, 2008 11:58 AM