Well ain't this just jolly. After posting about road kill and wildlife around the place and resting from a bit more implement shuffling. I was chillin out in my favorite shaded spot of the garden contemplating what is next on my never ending list of to do's when a skunk comes strolling by.
I took refuge behind the garden shed as it casually walked between the fence wire, through the goats (that paid no attention to it) and then disappeared some how under my mothers house.
Sh#t sh#t sh#t....
It did not take long until three little baby skunks poked their heads out as well.
This is just great....Not.
It has probably been at least 8 or 9 years since I dealt with a skunk issue and that was some sick or crazy skunk that walked into my shop one day and then wandered off down the road never to be seen again. Twenty some odd years ago I had a family of skunks try and build a burrow settlement in the barn but a little water hose action evicted them quick. Now I got a mother and at least 3 babies living less than 30 feet from my favorite shaded garden spot.
Now I have to worry about a skunk family along with everything else. I can't just block off the entrance or trap the mother and have abandoned babies running around. I called the nearest so called pest control place I could find. The estimated price they gave me would help a small Asian war effort and they of course had no idea when they could even take a look and estimate a time frame.
So looks like I am going to first see if I can get mother and babies to move on their own, That is after I poke around and see if there are any other spots around the place they might move into that are worse. Any other type of varmint would have been preferred and I could easily handle but now after all this time I get a family of skunks.
More to come on this adventure I am sure.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!