Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I want you to think about how many times you've smelled a skunk while lying in your bed? How many times have you actually been awakened in the night by that pungent scent?

Personally, I've been stirred from my slumber 8 times in less than three months. And it isn't the normal driving down the road and I smell a skunk kind of scent. It's more of a burn your nose hairs, throat closing kind of experience.

First of all, why is a skunk so close to our home? Secondly, what is making it squirt it's nasty juice? This is becoming a serious problem and I'm starting to think this skunk has a personal vendetta. I mean seriously! I was raised in rural Indiana so I know skunk smell. But, this is excessive people.

Two nights ago, around 4:30 a.m. I was once again awoken by a burning in my throat. Mr. Skunk's smell was so strong I had to cover my face. I groaned, "Ugh!" then the Hubby groaned. Next, you could hear cries of disgust coming from my kid's room.

From the moment we moved into this house we've had a veritable zoo of wild life in our back yard. We see at least three bunnies every day and a wide variety of birds. Great, I'll take it, but the skunk must go!

So, what am I to do? Have you ever had a Skunk dilemma such as mine?

I will be ending this blog session now to go research humane ways of keeping skunks away. BUT, if this doesn't work, Mr. Skunk better watch out 'cause I will be packin' and I don't mean my bags.


  1. Peeing in the yard.


    My brother-in-law (Emily's husband) grew up peeing in his yard specifically to keep skunks away. So set your sons to work, girl!

  2. Ha ha! That's funny Nancy. At this point I will try anything. It is seriously foul!


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