Friday, October 24, 2008

Striped Skunk


Tree1008
Mephitis mephitis

6 comments:

Tonia said...

Eeewwww after our experience last year with Seven of those buggers living under our house they dont even look remotely cute anymore!! LOL Talk about stink!! They started trying to breed and it was the same month we all had the actual flu!!! That was a rough month!

tree ocean said...

Tonia, I have to admit I was thinking about you last night! After I took the pic I tossed a quart of cold water on him to scare him off...(mean, I know, but my big scary voice didn't budge it) and then it RAN UNDER THE HOUSE!!! But it didn't spray, thank goodness!

Wood Mouse said...

As we don't have these things over here, I don't know what all the stink is about. (That joke is fully recycled)

Velvet Ginger said...

So did you get rid of him yet? You are dang lucky he didn't spray you with the water toss!
You have to admit he is a cutie though right?

tree ocean said...

I was reading that skunks have a ten acre range. This one has us on his circuit. He will be back! My daughter was asleep when he was here and when she saw the picture she oohed and awwwed and said, "he's sooo cute!!!"

I am trying to teach him to stay out of my territory. I felt bad about the dousing, but they have no fear of anything! Maybe he will remember my voice now! LOL.

CHEWY said...

Oh... I could write another story about my neighbor's dilapidated garage, home of vermin.