Saturday, June 18, 2011

Stand back!

If you squinch your eyes up and look really hard, you'll see a Momma Skunk and her three little kittens.


We were just getting in the car yesterday when this little parade wound it's way through the garden.  Mom is in the front  (just at center left) with one little one at her heels and the other two lagging behind a bit.   With only the iPhone on hand this is the best shot we could get.  The photographer wasn't  too willing to get in close and startle the mother skunk into protecting her babies. Of course, if those darn buttercups hadn't been in the way...


They were the cutest little miniature skunks.  They waddled just like the big ones do but with a little more skip in their step.  And their tails were like waving flags.  This photo I 'borrowed' so that you can see what they really looked like. 

I'm sure we'll see them again as the perimeter of our yard is on the foraging route for the neighborhood skunks.  They have worn a path all along the fence.  As long as the nest isn't at our house, I'm happy to see them.  Even if they do occasionally have a dig in a garden bed.  Such pretty animals.

5 comments:

Ginny said...

This is so cool! I did enlarge the picture. I hope you keep your camera ready, and can get more pictures!

Paws on the Run said...

Too cute!!

Emille said...

What a great capture! And you were there with your camera!!

EmptyNester said...

Amazing how something so darn cute can put out such a vile stink. LOL

Rudee said...

I didn't know they were called kittens. You have such interesting neighbors!

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