Pepe.....

..... strange things are afoot in the wind, rubberneckers.......

.... and indeed, this very late-morning I spied this particular sight through the window of the door that leads out to the garage......

.... Fred and Bob were asleep on the pool table while this little fellow chow'd down on their kitty nibbles from less than fifteen feet away.....

... check it out....

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... and THAT, my dazzling urbanites, is certainly not a kitty cat....

.... the most horrible thing about this situation, actually, is that when I made an attempt to scare it away from breakfast it disappeared in a flash..... straight under my upright gun safe...... ten seconds later I saw a pink nose flash out, give a few whiffs, and then it was right back to breakfast.......

..... but, wow, my gun safe?....... is nothing sacred in this world any longer?......

.... how big do they make mouse traps anyway?.....

by Eric on July 10, 2010 | Bullshit (9) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
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Don't be catching that thing in a mouse trap Eric.. You'll be trying to get the smell out for a while.
Our little Yorkie tangled with one a few years ago when we still lived in the woods. No only was the smell the target of frequent washings, even in tomato juice, the blast scalded the hair off his face below the left eye and took two years to grow back.

Bullshitted by kdzu on July 11, 2010 10:02 AM

It's probably a good thing Fred and Bob weren't paying attention. Good for you, and good for them...cause I'm telling you from experience...nothing cures skunk smell except time. Whatever you do, don't shoot it...you will be sorry.

Bullshitted by Yabu on July 11, 2010 02:06 PM

Ok, I shall dissent. For the sake of blog fodder...shoot it!!

Bullshitted by Bou on July 11, 2010 07:39 PM

Time to start feeding the felines indoors.

And I offer the following: set up a skunk feeder for a week or so in the backyard, inside of a Hav-a-heart trap, well downwind of anything you hold dear. Trsut me, you don't want to get sprayed. I got nailed from the knees down coming out the kitchen door with the dog a few years back. Fortunately for me, her dinnerplate-sized mug took the brunt of the direct hit (Willow ze wunderhund was what spooked the skunk -- alone, Stinky might have ignored me as she had done in the past). Just the blow-by was sufficient to gag the missus when I picked her up at work, and I'd sat outside or in the car with all the windows open for three hours! The dog wasn't allowed out of her outside kennel for three weeks, except to have another bath on warm days...

Bullshitted by wil on July 11, 2010 08:05 PM

I'm just glad the kitties were smart enough to leave the bugger alone :o

Bullshitted by Fiona on July 12, 2010 04:42 AM

Like I said on the Book of Faces, sardines for bait and head shots are your friend. If you go the live trap route use a cheap plastic tarp and slowly cover the trap,then transport to water and drown him trap and all.

Bullshitted by Rey B on July 12, 2010 08:56 PM

.... well, I laid the scoped .22 our today and loaded the magazine...... the next time I catch it in the garage, I shall head outside and lay in wait....... as you and Bou suggested, that little fella has his days numbered.......

....... hopefully a hollow-point headshot will keep it from spraying....... we shall see.......

Bullshitted by Eric on July 12, 2010 09:02 PM

Check the wind before you shoot him. Make sure it's blowing away from your house.

Bullshitted by recondo32 on July 13, 2010 10:25 AM

call billy the exterminator....oh wait, he's in Louisiana, so that won't work.

Bullshitted by tina on July 13, 2010 08:47 PM