Friday, February 02, 2007

I need you. I love you. Let's mate.


Don't be frightened.
It's mating season - for skunks.

Living in the forest and driving round areas where there is an abundance of open space (fields, meadows and the like), there's been malodorous as well as physical evidence of skunks running amuck.

Unfortunately, much of that skunk presence is in the form of road kill and the resulting mouffette eau de parfum.

Watch out for the amorous striped-back ones whilst driving down the road. I've developed a newfound appreciation for the little critters since reading this article. They may be stinky - but in the bigger scheme of things, they're mighty helpful.

2 comments:

Emmie said...

well your blog is pretty interesting.... some interesting information about the skunks... u have posted some lovely photos here... i must appreciate your work on this blog....well u can too drop by My Blog sometimes... hope u will find it interesting...!!!

justducky said...

Just in case:
Skunk Spray Neutralizer
developed by Paul Krebaum

www.wildaboutanimals.net/recipe

Ingredients:
One quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup of baking soda
one teaspoon of liquid soap
Directions:
Apply it to the sprayed areas.
Wash off with tap water.
The solution must be mixed as needed. It can’t be contained in a bottle.