It has been quite an interesting week this past week. I had company in the basement this morning. I was bringing up the laundry, and Someone was in an unusual spot.......
It must be interesting....joined by his brother......
Any guesses yet? (sorry for the blurriness.....I had the flash off so as not to "anger" the little guy.
Is anyone in there?
"Wittle, is that you?"
Yes it is, but I don't know you.....and I'm not sure Daddy likes you". Yes it is a baby skunk!.......and it's #3 since Friday 6/30/07....!!!
And my guys were on it. Well, at least Wittle was in this pic.
On Friday, we noticed 2 of them when we got home from work
. I was about to let the guys out, imagine everyone's surprise.........the guys couldn't go out, and we could be knocked over with a feather. We had to call a removal specialist to come and get them, they were stuck in there. Everything worked out well and nobody was "scented". He brought traps to get the mama if she was still around. We saw her (I think) yesterday! She scoped out both traps but would not enter either. This morning (7/5/07) I found another baby in the basement window well. Called "Trapper Tim" and this time........he got sprayed. EEWWW!!!!
I hope it isn't too bad when I get back home. At least the guys haven't been "introduced formally"
. It just stinks (pun intended) because the guys don't understand why they can't go out. They know they have been visited, and they want to get out and protect / reclaim their territory. I'm not sure what to do until I'm sure that all the skunks are gone. If you could see what my guys do to my arms, just when they are kneading......I want NO PARTS of a bath.
The trapper will hand feed the baby skunks until they are old enough to be released on their own, at which point they will be taken to the mountains up near Thurmont, MD.