Sunday, September 14, 2008

Uh-oh!



This morning the horses were all gathered around one of the raccoon traps that surround the corn patch. Mercy! There was a skunk in there and thank heaven he hadnt sprayed. Maybe he thought they were trying to help somehow. I distracted the horses and VERY carefully covered the cage with the lawnmowwer cover while the skunk hopped about nervously, Time for a cup of tea and a think. Hmmm, transporting him to a new territory as we have done with 5 raccoons lately seemed too risky as the car would be a write off if he let fire. So I worked the trap door open, holding my breath and the little guy ambled out after a bit. Not the smartest decision it turned out, because after running about the yard getting his bearings he headed for the barn and disappeared under the sliding door ! Will he be there behind the next bale of hay we move?

2 comments:

Gwen Buchanan said...

Oh kathi, you should be a comedy writer..!!!!

I know it is funny in the retelling but when you were in the middle of it, it must have been... Yikes!!!

Guess he was looking for a cozy spot...
hey since you don't have a cat or a dog... why not a pet Skunk... I think he likes you!
How about calling him "Fundy".. or "Pepe"... there you go a new pet for your farm and he is all settled into the barn......

kathi dunphy said...

The skunk gets the last laugh because we will never know when and if he moves out in the night. Years from now we'll be tiptoeing around our junk in the barn hoping not to surprise him. How long do skunks live, I wonder?