Friday, July 13, 2012

Corralitas Drive: Little Stinky Has A Harrowing Friday The 13th

Photo: Diane Edwardson, June 13, 2012, 9:04 AM.  "Quick get your camera!"  How many times have I heard this?  It usually involves wildlife in my yard.  (Click on photos to enlarge.) 
Photo: Diane Edwardson, June 13, 2012.  Overnight, Little Stinky, the smaller of the 2 skunk babies, managed to climb into the 18" tall trashcan containing only few discarded napkins and paper.  It was enough of an irresistible scent to attract the omnivorous creature.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, June 13, 2012.  When I arrived with camera, it acted like a puppy, giving me the look of "Come on, get me out of here!"  It looked really tired and acted like it wanted to be picked up.  Knowing better than to pick up a wild animal, we took the trashcan down into the yard, where the skunks crawl through the fence. 
Photo: Diane Edwardson, June 13, 2012.  Despite tipping the trashcan on its side, Little Stinky did not want to leave the trashcan.  It took some shaking and lifting to get the skunk out. 
Photo: Diane Edwardson, June 13, 2012.  Once out of the trashcan, Little Stinky raced for the small gap in the fence behind the potted cactus.  It never moved so fast as it ran into the dense brush in the neighbor's yard.  It made no attempt to even fart skunk at us.  It isn't able to project its skunk spray yet.  We're grateful for that!