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.
Pat in Maine still waiting for the storm. Rain is scheduled to begin soon. We expect water in the basement but we are prepared.