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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.
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Ever since I was a young girl, I've been in love with skunks. I just think they're the cutest little things ever!

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I had a pet skunk named Cupcake as a child. He had been de-scented. He made a nice pet, very catlike.
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I had a pet skunk named Cupcake as a child. He had been de-scented. He made a nice pet, very catlike.

I am SO JEALOUS! Pictures?

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Ever since I was a young girl, I've been in love with skunks. I just think they're the cutest little things ever!
Me too. I would love to have a skunk! They are adorable.




Those are some mighty big orange kitties you got there!
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That's a great picture! I have never seen a skunk---except in the zoo---but that litte one is adorable! Of course, we don't want them setting up housekeeping in our yards, Bryan. I hope you soon catch Mother Skunk.




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We had a baby skunk that sqeeeeezed under the gate to eat the outdoor ferals cat food. Unforntunately a few months later it was later hit by a car. I made me very sad. I was such a cute thing with a huge tail.
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How cute! Here in Ohio, trappers are required to kill the skunks, even if they are babies. Glad your guy is raising them!
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Those are some mighty big orange kitties you got there!
Yeah, there is a LOT of turkey in those two. I am also glad that the baby skunks will be raised and released. He said they would do well where he will be releasing them. Don't want any karma issues, don't need any bath issues. Can you imagine trying to bathe those two??
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We had a brown skunk for a pet for a little while some years ago. She loved me to death but she would chase hubby around threatening to spray him even she was descented. Here you have to have a license to keep them as pets since they are natural wildlife. We ended up giving her back to the people we got her from because she just wouldn't deal with my hubby and our cats would keep using her littlebox and they can't stand that.

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