Last night I took the dogs out about 10:00 PM
I guess I had got pretty confidant there wouldn't be
any skunks in the back yard.
I was sitting on the porch visiting with my husband,
when something hit the swimming pool fence hard
enough to make it sound like a gate closed.
Sasha started barking and she was barking like she
could see something out in the yard.
My husband said, that he was going to go get a flashlight and
went in the house. He went out our bedroom door, with the flash
light in hand, and I could see from where I was, three sets of
eyes reflected in the light. Two of the cats were watching the skunk.
I jumped up and put the dogs in the house as quick as I could.
We knew this morning we must secure the perimeter today.
We walked around the fence today and we did find places, where some
thing could have dug in or had dug in. I kept thinking, why after
I got rid of the roosters.
We also used the Mantis on the chicken pens and they are all cleaned
with fresh dirt and I sprayed cob webs down and just cleaned.
I sent my son out to take care of his rabbit, you know normal
stuff, thinking we were safe, it was broad day light.
Later I was taking some leftover salad out to the chickens and as
I came out the back door the above skunk was coming toward me
along the side by the fence. I ran in and told my husband that the skunk was
in the back yard, so he came out and the kids came out and we
watched it a bit.
The problem now was the perimeter was secured. It couldn't get
out the gate. Now we know where it was getting in just through
the gate. It pushed and tried to dig and as we watched it and I took
pictures, I told my husband we were going to have to open the gate
so it could get out.
I told him to grab his cell phone and I would get mine and I would stand
in the back and when the skunk went away from the gate, he could open it
so the skunk could get out. Which is what we did, then the skunk did, pushed
on the gate with his little face and went out. Just like he owned the place.
Then he walked around the front of the house to
the front flowerbed and went to sleep. I went out
very quietly with my camera, and took this.
But, my turn coat cat who last night made friends
with said skunk, we caught her touching noses with
the skunk. She started meowing and woke the skunk
up so I ran back in the house. She hung out with it
while it slept, it must have been hot. It is after all
I found later where it must have slept the afternoon away
underneath the rabbit hutch. So we worked out there
all day with a skunk very close.
Our cat who is now friends with the skunk, just sits
and watches it as it bumbles along. Now at night I guess
I will have to carry a flash light before I can let the dogs
It is little and very cute, I do wonder how hard it would be
Have a lovely Sunday!
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, for His wonderful works to the children of men!(Psalm. 107:6)