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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tonight my nose detected there was a skunk in our yard.
By now it was really dark, DH went outside and put the pool light on and we watched another skunk in the yard. Not the one from last night but a similar one. More white than black and much smaller. I reached for my camera and this was the best I could do it was so dark.

They really are such nice looking animals to me. Many people have them as pets, I would love to have one they are very smart. A long time ago DH and I went to a pet shop that advertised skunks that had the scent glands removed. People were handling them and buying them but my nose could still smell their odour so we had give up on the idea of buying one.
We do like to watch them and do so regularly since there are so many in this area.
I worked really hard today. I walked 4 miles on the rail trail and raked and prepared ground to be seeded tomorrow. Total exercise was 260 minutes and I have 16550 steps now to be proud of.
Sorry the picture is so bad but I needed to prove I could do it. I needed a special lens for night time. I did use the one on my camera but it was just too dark out there.
emoticonPat in Maine still waiting for the storm. Rain is scheduled to begin soon. We expect water in the basement but we are prepared. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • v SUNNY332
    Do you think it was originally someone pet? It looks to be an albino Skunk.

    Sunny


    1824 days ago
  • v UMOMAMA
    What a beautiful skunk! I think they are really cute too, but the smell sort of ruins it for me. Way to go on all that exercise! emoticon
    1825 days ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    Very beautiful animal. I've never seen one like that!
    1826 days ago
  • v ROSEWCI
    Hey Pat, it's a great shot of the skunk!
    emoticon emoticon on walking 4 miles & getting 260 minutes of exercise & 16,000+ steps!

    emoticon You GO girl! emoticon
    1826 days ago
  • v EGGBASKET1
    THE SKUNK IS REALLY CUTE !!! I THINK I WILL ENJOY THEM IN PICTURES OR FROM AFAR !!! THANKS FOR SHARING.
    GREAT JOB ON ALL OF THOSE STEPS !!! YOU SURE ARE A STEPPER !!!
    HUGS...EGG
    1826 days ago
  • v ALICIA214

    Our congregation offered prayers last night for every one who lay in the path of Irene.
    I added your name so I do hope you are both safe and dry.
    Unusual picture of the skunk, never seen a white one before though, we have a lot of the regular kind around here and whenever I catch a whiff of them I have to check on
    my dog's whereabouts she is friendly and curious a very bad combination when
    dealing with a skunk and a dog who has the thick long coat of a collie.We have a lot of racoons and squirrels here as well, don't recall having coons in England but we did
    have badgers maybe they are cousins!!!
    emoticon
    1826 days ago
  • v SHARONSPARKLE
    I can see it enough to believe you had a night time visitor! Yes, they are one of God's beautiful creatures but I don't believe I would want one as a pet. But then, I don't want a goat,a miniature pig or lizard either! My hubby is lucky I tolerate our dog, lol. As you can tell, I prefer animals outside my home.
    1827 days ago
  • v ALLIEINSHAPE
    Such a pretty animal. Can see it quite well so thanks for taking the photo. Watching the hurricane news laste night and all morning, looks like more flooding than anything else. Glad it is weakening as it heads north. Hope the rain and flooding in your area is not too bad when it hits that area.
    1827 days ago
  • v YAQUINDN
    I have heard that skunks are too smart to make good pets. The are curious and like to get into things. It's probably best to enjoy them in their own environment. Good luck with the rain. You and the east coast are in my prayers.
    Lisa
    1827 days ago
  • v TERRI289
    I like your picture-maybe I can write a short story about it!!
    Thanks for checking on me-I didn't sleep well last night but I feel very blessed. So glad to have power....I pray that the storm continues to weaken so there will be no problems for you and Fred,.xoxoxo emoticon emoticon
    1827 days ago
  • v CHALLENGER15
    This reminded me that I need to look for my pedometer. I want to see how many steps I take on Tuesday and Thursday when I am teaching.

    Thanks for trying on the picture. I don't know if I have ever seen a skunk that was more white than black.
    1827 days ago
  • v GDY2SHUZ
    Hope you don't get any flooding (at least only minimal).
    Good thoughts and prayers are coming your way. Bless you both, family and friends. Di emoticon emoticon emoticon from emoticon
    1827 days ago
  • v DEBBIEANNE1124
    Aww drats! I wonder if it's my eyes or what??? but the picture looks blurry and fuzzy.



    Please stay safe. and i pray Irene doesn't go as far as Maine.
    1827 days ago
  • v GDY2SHUZ
    Yes Pat, I can make out that is a skunk. I can see what a pretty animal it is. emoticon on the high number of steps today. emoticon emoticon from emoticon
    1827 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/28/2011 12:07:14 AM
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