23 thoughts on “Darn! Our Latest Backyard Animal

  1. I just love their tails as they walk in a row, you see their black and white tails. Hate when I have to smell one that has been hit by a car and, I have to drive in the direction P.U.

  2. I like skunks, as long as they keep to themselves. They don’t see very well, so don’t surprise him. Otherwise he is happy to mind his own business. We had one walk right by our chairs one day when we were sitting on the back porch. You can bet we didn’t move until he was gone!

    • I agree with you, Pam. My husband, however, is super upset about the skunk. I just spent a couple hours in the backyard, sweeping, cleaning patio furniture, watering plants, filling the bird feeder, etc… I’m sure the skunk is under the deck sleeping, but I couldn’t smell a thing. I’m not afraid of being sprayed. Only my husband goes in the backyard after dark, when the skunk is more likely to be roaming around, so it’s more of a concern for him. Though, even then, I’m pretty sure the skunk heads out into the nature area beyond our fence for the dark hours.

  3. EEk! Of all the yard pests, skunks bother me the most. We get foxes and gophers on and off but they usually stick to their own turf.

    • In the past, the skunk has made a home under our deck and usually stays about three months before moving on. We’re also usually able to cohabitate, as the skunk sleeps under the deck during the day when we’re out there. It doesn’t seem to mind our presence. This one just arrived yesterday, so we’ll see how it goes! Wish us luck! I’m about to head into the backyard right now to do some leaf sweeping and cleaning. πŸ™‚

    • We have all those, too, so why not a skunk? We actually have one (perhaps the same one?) move in annually. It stays for a few months, then leaves. This is the first time I’ve seen it this year, and this is the first time I’ve seen it during daylight hours!

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