Thursday, September 10, 2009
NEWS FLASH.....The latest addition to the menagerie of beasts to roam our backyard is the skunk. That's right - the skunk. This morning marked our first sighting of a skunk in our natural habitat. I was eating my breakfast when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw something moving in the backyard. It was lighter in colour than the usual raccoons, so I though maybe it was a cat, which we also sometimes see in our yard (not our cats, though, but neighbourhood cats). But no, as I looked more closely I saw it was a skunk. This is closest I've been to a skunk in the "wild". So, to tally up, this year we've had mice, raccoons, other people's cats, a squirrel or 2, and a skunk. I imagine the next animal we see might just be a deer, though I'm not sure how he'll get over the fence.