Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The Trouble With Skunks

Have you ever had the opportunity to observe or smell a skunk practically every other day? Welcome to my life living on 50th Ave in Sylvan Lake. We have a little friend, let's call him 'Pepe', who walks around this neighborhood like he owns it! I have seen Pepe in our yard, in our neighbor's yard, in the yard 2 houses down from me. I have seen him scoot under a house across the street from me, and Shawn has come face to face with him in our garage. Most recently, I saw Pepe running down the street in front of my house last night. At first, I thought he was a cat. Then my eye caught the unmistakable white stripes. There are 2 major things that annoy me about Pepe. First of all (of course) is the smell. I smell him just about every night around here. If you know me well, you know that I actually like the smell of skunk...but it gets a little old when you smell it every night and when he has sprayed so close to your home that you half expect to find him roaming around your living room, perhaps eating a bag of microwave popcorn and taking in an episode of Survivor. The second thing that annoys me is that Pepe is proving to be smarter than I originally thought. About 2 weeks ago, I saw someone from the town setting a humane trap to catch the elusive skunk. They set it up right in front of his burrow under the cabin just a few down from me. Can you believe that the trap is still sitting there empty? Apparently Pepe has figured out what we're up to. Either that or they have not put anything appealing for him to eat in the trap. At any rate, we have been outwitted by a skunk who is free to waddle where he wants, eat what he wants, and spray where he wants...

6 comments:

kelle said...

I'm sorry to hear about your stinky situation! I hope that they catch "Pepe" before he raises his tail again!

shinbone #4 said...

Is Pepe as romantic as he seems on television?? I do hope so! I know a cat that could use a romantic life maybe we could introduce them!

T said...

Maybe you should just let Chevy get ahold of him. Umm, on second thought maybe not...he's gotten himself into enough trouble lately! Poor Dags, I'll have to buy you some nose plugs!

ZimZen said...

Have you considered dynamite?

"Spray This!!!"

Des said...

I'd say, trap him, and then keep him as a pet!!

Janelle said...

Hi Dags! I just talked to Cyndi and she gave me your blog. I am just checking it out! You look great, by the way!