Thursday, July 16, 2009



Walking out on the porch I surprised a pair of skunks
raiding the cat food. I don't know who was more startled -
me or the little guys...



HOLY COW - don't aim that thing at me!

21 comments:

Ranger Tom said...

Not a suprise I'd like to greet! Good thing you didn't get sprayed!

Tom & Icy said...

Are they French cats, like Pepe Le Pew.

actonbell said...

LOL, Tom, Pepe wasn't a cat, but he once mistook a female cat for a skunk, after she'd slunk under a fence that'd just been painted white. Funny stuff:)

Terry, you're brave. I would NOT have passed GO to get that camera, I would have gone straight inside! Yikes.
They are cute, though.

EcoRover said...

Ya gotta love 'em skunks! We don't have any in Butte (elevation) but I grew up with them and see them along the rivers here. I've found them to be smart and VERY curious, and not prown to spray unless aggravated. Your catfood story reminded me of a Grandma Beryl story (from Bradford PA): she was putting out a little dish of milk for her outdoor cat early one morning, reached down and gave it a headscratch, and only then realized it was a skunk.

the walking man said...

I hope the legs carrying you away were faster than your shutter finger Terry!

monkey bear said...

From Crow butts below to skunk butts above you have a real butt thing going...

Mo'a said...

Uninvited guests at a picnic? Did you take these photos.
We often drive through an area where a skunk has sprayed...*secret,don't tell anyone* I actually like the smell...although I don't want it on me :)

lime said...

yikes!!!! were you that close or did you just zoom in like crazy?

tsduff said...

Ranger Tom - but they are so cute! (I can only say that because they didn't spray me LOL)

tsduff said...

Yes Tom - they ARE like Pepe La Pew
:) Only they don't speak in French (it is a really bad screeching noise) and they aren't romantic at all.

Actonbell - But they are such cute little critters - I can't NOT get their photos! How was I to know that one would spin around to show me his arse!?

EcoRover: LOL!!! I have a cousin Beryl, and this is something she would do LOLOL!! Thanks for the lovely story - it made my day :)

The Walking Man - have to say that my interest and fascination took me closer than probably I should have gone... are they not amazing? I was wondering if skunks "spray" on each other... none of them seemed to do so though they had a whole lot of fierce (and very loud shoving matches over the cat food...

Monkey Bear - hmmm, maybe I've finally hit upon my theme LOL
...though who could have known that the skunk would show me his/her butt too LOLOL

Mo'a - have to say you are not alone, as my middle daughter Hannah has always told me she loves that smell.... BLEAH I can't deal with it at all, and on hot summer nights (LIKE NOW) when my un-air conditioned bedroom is languishing and I HAVE to keep the windows wide open,.. inevitably a skunk comes by with his/her own smelly eau de parfum to kill my nose...I took those piccies right on my front porch a few nights ago...

Lime - bummer, one of the things about my camera is that it doesn't have much of a zoom... a REAL bummer for a birder like myself. But hey - those skunks sure look great - they were a whole 2 yards away... and in living color - smellovision! :D

The Redhead Riter said...

I sure hope you didn't startle them too bad....

Found you through the "decide box"

Stopping by to give a little blog ♥

javajazz said...

man you are fearless...
you were just asking
for it, girl...!

happy birthday
to the travelling Bear...
those Moonchildren...
they just do
whatever they want!

more at my place!
xo

laughingwolf said...

pick em up by the tail, as long as the legs aren't touching the ground, the can't spray ;) lol

jillie said...

Ewwwwwww....SKUNKS! We get them out here all the time! Bailey was nailed by one last year when we were in WI....it took FOREVER to get that smell out of our house and off the dog. Not even the masengil worked...ugh!

DJ Kirkby said...

Oh dear, did you duck or were they still skipping kittens (and therefore not old enough to spray)?

KELLY said...

LOL TERRY! Love your skunk pix! Their tails look so soft and feathery, but I sure don't care for their aroma! Don't stop your blogging because it's one of my favorite ways to catch up and see what's going on in your world!
Love you,
Kelly :D

Doug said...

Rabbit rabbit, skunk skunk and heck no!

A happy and well photographed August to you and the Bear.

Doug said...

Rabbit rabbit, skunk skunk and heck no!

A happy and well photographed August to you and the Bear.

Doug said...

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Anonymous said...

august august XO

javajazz said...

(doug doug
funny bunny)