Thursday, September 15, 2011

Skunks And Sunsets

Last weekend hubby and I went upnorth with some friends to their cabin. We had a wonderful fall-ish weekend! We woke up Saturday morning to sunshine and a shocking critter that was caught in a live trap that J. kept stocked to catch the raccoons to send off to another area of the woods. Instead of a raccoon, there was a white and black critter in it. Yes, it was a skunk! Now what! I asked J. what he was going to do about it and he said he would probably have to shoot it! I pitched a fit, so he and hubby decided they were going to save the pretty little guy. As you can see in the above photo he was mostly white with a bit of black. Fortunately he didn't stink!
So hubby and J. got a big tarp and stood behind it as they inched their way towards the cage. I actually got it on video, but I'm not quite sure how to put it here so you'll have to take my word for it! LOL
As they would inch their way toward the cage, the little guy could hear them and would flatten out getting ready to spray! I had the camera on them just in case! TeeHee!! This was a slow process since the little guy had such good hearing. They finally had to take fishing poles and put them in the corners of the tarp and place it gently over the cage. (You see, if the skunk can't see you, he doesn't feel threatened).

As you can see in the above photo, they did accomplish it and they used an arrow to prop open the door so he could get out. He escaped while we were in town that day. I was hoping to photograph it. But I sure was happy to save the little guys life!!

So off for our day of garage saling and hiking. I found some red wine at a garage sale a lady was selling because she doesn't like red wine. I paid $5 for 3 bottles and looked them up online to see what they would cost to buy them. One was $18 and the other was $22!! The third one is made at a winery up there and runs about $12 a bottle! Did I make out or what!!!

Then off to the stream!! K. , J.'s wife is an Indian! So we went to the stream to see if the salmon were in the stream yet so she could spear some. There were none there yet, but the scenery was gorgeous!!

Such a beautiful day!!
The next day we had to come home. :( But we sure had a great time!

A couple days after we got home, I told hubby we needed to go for a walk on the pier to get some sunset photos. This was the best one I got. I plan to get some better ones later, but for now, this is it! Hope you like it.

All in all, it's been a great week! Having hubby home for a few days (he's been laid off. Going back to work tomorrow) has been so much fun!

Have a good day today and a wonderful weekend!


  1. Sounds like a good weekend and a nice reprieve for the skunk ;~D

  2. Thanks UniqueNique! It was a great weekend! Badly needed on my part too.

  3. Oh! Bead!! I want to see that video sooooo bad! ^_^ And how great are you, saving the little 'skunk guy'!! I'm so glad you did too! But how terrible would it have been if your husband and friend had gotten sprayed!! Yikes!...Disaster averted!...And WOW! a good deal on the wine, a beautiful sunset, and hubby home from work for a few days too! What a great weekend, huh?! :-) I'm happy for you! Great post!

  4. Love the sunset photo. It would make a great post card. Thank you for sharing all your photos and your story it reminded me of a skunk experience we and our dog had. We can laugh about it now we couldn't back then. Have a great day!!!

  5. Thanks Wug!! I'd love to show you the video too if I only knew how! LOL I'm so computer illiterate sometimes!! Thanks for the nice complement and I'm looking forward to hearing about your looooonnnngggg trip with your hubby tomorrow! :)

  6. Thanks SnowflakeDreams1!! I had a few more of those photos too, but last week when we were out there the sunset was outstanding and I didn't have my camera! These don't compare.
    Our cat had a skunk experience last year as well! Those are such funny stories! I'd love to hear yours.
    Thanks for the comment!

  7. The skunk story made me laugh! I have a family with 5 baby skunks living under my front porch. I have been slowly trying to block the openings by filling with pea gravel... they just keep digging it out but I hope that eventually it will fill in completely and they will give up and go find another place to live.
    Sounds like you had a great weekend! I am going to get to your part of Michigan some day....

  8. Anonymous...We had skunks living under our shed a couple of years ago too. One died under there and it stunk for almost 2 years! They sure are cute!! It's hard to make them go away.
    Michigan is a beautiful place. Great to visit!


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