Aug 31, 2011


This house is cursed! Still recovering from the hideous scorpion at my front door last Monday, we were sitting on the patio today at lunch time sipping tea, and a skunk walks by right across the lawn. A skunk. In the middle of the day! Just walking by. Didn’t see us. Didn’t even look over. And he was big. I did not have my camera so this is not his picture – he was bigger than this one. Here’s a list of back yard visitors so far, from biggest to smallest: deer, coyote, bobcat, ring-necked pheasant, red-tailed hawk, mangy, rat-faced, no-good, low-life, beady-eyed, scum-sucking, tomato-stealing squirrel, rat, garter snake, rattle snake, lizard, and scorpion.ย The only thing that has not visited so far that was just spotted in Burbank is a mountain lion. It wouldn’t surprise me. Maybe they eat squirrels. You gotta have a dream.

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5 Comments on “Skunk!”

  1. Liz says:

    I’m not surprised! The surprise is that the aromas that emanate from your kitchen haven’t attracted even more critters, lining up to be seated.

  2. Rhonda says:

    Jenny, I think that’s the first time I’ve known of you not to grab your camera. I guess all these visitors you’ve had has made you a bit tired…lol…j/k
    It makes me wonder if the skunk you saw today is visiting you again, because this time last year you had a skunk show up as well…
    They are cute. I like skunks but their smell I can live without. They are not as near annoying as a squirrel thank goodness…

  3. Angela says:

    I came home yesterday to find a squirrel hangin off my 9 foot sunflower… Holy cow..

  4. Danny says:

    You should throw a dinner party for all of your unwanted guest lol.

  5. Sue says:

    Sounds like you could charge admission! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
    We live on three acres of woods and we have deer, skunks, groundhogs, squirrels, and we even had a big black bear! He would rip up our garbage on the back deck and knock over our bird feeder. One day when he was tearing through the garbage, I threw a big bag of m&m’s out my kitchen window and he ran with them!! Who would have known? The game commission finally captured him and released him to the mountains and we havn’t seen him since.

    Have a great day JJ!!


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