Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Cute Little Stinkers

So I look out my living room window on Saturday afternoon and what do I see?

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Yes, that's right... a skunk in broad daylight! Through all the barking and carrying on of my own 4-legged kids, I was able to look closer and realized it was a Mama with baby. They were just waltzing across our driveway and front yard...

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I slowly walked down to try to get better photos (hey, when else do I get a blog photo opp like this?) and Mama dashed off to the side and left the poor little baby crying. I felt bad so I snapped a few quick pictures and then went back to the porch. She quickly returned and led the baby off to the side. A few minutes later, Mama reappeared and started acting as though she were searching for something. Within a few minutes she retraced her steps back across the driveway and yard... and then about 5 or 10 minutes later, she reappeared with...

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Can you see them all there? Yes, that's four more babies in tow! We finally realized Mama must've been relocating her kids to a new den. The area in our front yard where she was taking them has a few woodchuck craters holes and we suspect she moved in there. What a site to watch!

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I have to say... those little babies are the cutest little stinkers I ever did see! Let's just hope they move on once they grow up. So far ~ knock on wood ~ we've been lucky enough to have only had a single skunk incident in the 8 1/2 years at the house... when poor Zeus got sprayed in the eye. However, with my little huntress Sophie around, we're bound to have her try to hunt one down... or make playmates...

9 comments:

ponyknit said...

Cute little stinkers is right!

Sue said...

I had one of the dogs in the front yard one night when a big skunk came waddling down the street. I saw him under the street light, fortunately the dog didn't. I was able to get him inside and the skunk kept coming toward the house.

So far none of this group has been skunked.

Channon said...

Both boys got skunked - AT the front porch! - several years ago. I wish you luck!

gypsyknits said...

Oh they're cute alright. Our house was skunked! The insurance company promptly moved us out Of the home for 3 days while they de-fumed house and furniture. We were so sick from the stench. Not-good. Pepe LePew was moved on to another location.....LOL
I wish you luck on ALL of them moving on when they're grown.

gaylen said...

Baby skunks are stinkin' adorable. I wouldn't want them living in my yard, but they are cute. g

Sonya said...

Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy R said...

The babies are so cute! But I hope you or the dogs won't have a close encounter with them.

Dianne said...

Oh, the are just the cutest little things! I want one! Minus the stinker, though.

Anita said...

How cute! Great photos you got. I'm with Chan though... your kids had better be careful or they'll end up stinky. :)

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