Friday, October 1, 2010

Red Car Canyon: Dead Skunk Alert

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 1, 2010. Keep your dogs on a leash if you don't want them rolling in dead skunk in Red Car Canyon. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

It looks like a dog killed a small young skunk in the canyon between Lake View & Corralitas. The back of its neck had clearly been attacked by a larger animal. Coyotes usually don't kill skunks. Another dog left a tennis ball with the skunk as if to entice it to get up and play.

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 1, 2010. The tail of another skunk, killed a few months ago, appears to have been a chew toy for dog. This skunk's final resting place was about 50' away from its tail. (Click on photo to enlarge.)