There’s lots of wildlife up here. We see deer, fox, and even bears on a regular basis. There was even a painted box turtle down the road from us! Have yet to see a mountain lion but we know they’re near. Anyway, the one pest we’re encountering on a nightly basis are skunks. They think it’s pretty cool to come up onto our porch every night to rummage through everything.
After about a week of this, I decided skunks really have the best defense system over any other animal. It’s not like we can go running out yelling at it, or worse, send the dog out to scare him off. I’ve already had my car sprayed twice. Trapping and relocating it? Means he needs to be INSIDE a vehicle. A pissed off skunk inside your car does not sound like a fun time.
Well one night we were still sitting outside with Loki, enjoying a beer, gazing at the stars, when our resident skunk came meandering up our driveway. Loki went tearing after it, he got sprayed, the skunk ran under our cabin, at which point R started throwing rocks at it and shining lights in its eyes. It wouldn’t budge from under the cabin, but we didn’t see it for a few days afterwards.
He showed up again to rummage the other night. I guess we’ll just have to put up with him? Try to scare him off when we can? Skunks.