Sunday, February 27, 2011

Skoons- the new household pet.

I have posted before about the animals we get in our yard. For Ohio, we have seen every type of wild animal it has to offer and it’s not like we live in the middle of the woods. We do live in a log cabin (I insist on saying cabin- makes me sound so rustic – it is a HOME, I know!)

But tonight it was a little odd. On the porch we have a Racoon AND a Skunk. They are having a cozy dinner date in our frozen landscaping. Their meal? Bird seed of course. I tried to take a picture for you but it was already dark and the flash with the window just didn’t work. But trust me, it was a vision. The two of them were touching noses as they dined. I’m thinking next Disney Feature Film??

We have some experience with Racoons:


These are the babies the hubby rescued from our gutter in a house previous AFTER they were terrorizing the kids through their bedroom skylights.

This is last year's Racoon eating bird seed


and this is last year's lovers -The coon and game hen....

I ALMOST fell for my hubby’s idea. He suggested I go OUT on the porch to take the picture. I started to make my move and then I had that light bulb moment. I pretended like I was just walking to a different window for a better look, secretly thanking myself for not taking the bait.

I do not have nearly enough cans of soup to shower in.

I wonder if the raccoon has already been sprayed by the skunk? We have caught a nasty whiff here and there in the past few days. Soon we will see little skoon babies, or maybe they will be racunks?

NO JOKE - the house JUST got sprayed as I type this.


It's OK, no worries, I took one for the team.
Blog fodder - that's all that matters.....

O  M   G   the smell......................................

9 comments:

Ellen said...

Oh dear!.....the car talk guys on NPR said they have some ideas on how to get rid of the smell on their website....under "dogs" I think....good luck...smiles.

Kate said...

UGH...skunks. One of the bad things about running/riding outside is the fact that you're in the stench that much longer. But to have your house sprayed.... bad form, skunk. Very bad form. No more birdseed for you!

Doria said...

haha.. I lived in Rural Georgia, well Rural to me, for what seemed like forever and I've smelled that smell oh so many times, it just smells like coffee now. Ew, gross I know. But for some reason skunk smell from a distance smells like coffe... Weird... I know!

A Cappelli said...

Your labels are hilarious! Someone just gave me the book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris. Your skunk raccoon romance reminds me of it.

Kimmie said...

I LUV the pic of the baby raccoons!!

We live at the very edge of the "city" limits. We have deer that tromp through the neighbor's yard and then through our's on their way to the field across the road.

We have skunk encounters...usually when it's 80 degrees at 1am and the stench goes through the window a/c unit and into our bedroom. Can't turn off the a/c. Can't open the windows.

Diplo_Daddy said...

I'd stay clear of any skunks, if I were you. Those are some great pictures....

Kelley Simpson said...

I'm just laughing, so hard, out loud. Sorry, you're so funny lol.

BeckEye said...

You could totally breed skoons and make them the next hot Hollywood pet. Then one would claw off Paris Hilton's face and we'd all be happy.

Kelley said...

That is so funny! Surely they don't get THAT cozy, right??