Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Garden Visitor Who Decided To Stay



We're used to a myriad of critters stopping by after dark - skunks, possums, raccoons - no problem. We can tell they've been here, as they burrow into the lawn and flower beds for worms and other treats, leaving tufts of grass and piles of soil in their wake. This skunk has decided to stay and isn't shy about it. He ventures out of the maidenhair ferns whenever the spirit moves him, strolls across the lawn like he owns it, which, for all intents and purposes, at this point, he does! We're hoping he is not a she and that there's no nesting going on. Time will tell...

3 comments:

steven said...

ha!! my neighbour has a super good compost bin - ask the skunks! they use it as the freshly restocked smorgasbord that it is. interstingly, they don't like red onions. good luck with your striped cat. steven

Tracy said...

Oh, no... hope it won't be too stinky around there! ;o) Don't think we have shunks here--never saw one, which is probably OK... LOL! Happy Day, Golden West ((HUGS))

The Weaver of Grass said...

I'll tell you what GW - that skunk could take up residence in my garden any time he/she likes - I have never seen one other than in pictures.