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Re: Visitor
  • Subject: Re: Visitor
  • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 16:41:37 -0600

I had a pet skunk growing up.  It lived in our house.  It used the
litter box just like a cat, took naps on my bed, just like a cat.
They are related, somehow, to the cat family.  I can see why they get
along.  Our cats got along with it.  So did our pet racoons.  They
only spray when they feel they are in danger.  A lot of times they
just act like they will spray...turn the tail to you and raise it..and
stamp their front feet...but never spray.  Usually that's enough to
warn other animals.
Pam was out at our place once when we rescued a bunch of baby skunks
(the mother had been killed).  They nestle into you just like a
kitten.  So cute.

On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 9:54 PM, BONNIE_HOLMES
<bonnie_holmes@comcast.net> wrote:
> Skunks love yellow jackets and rattle snakes are afraid of them. They will only spray when absolutely necessary.
> B
> ETN Zone 7
> Remember the River Raisin, the Alamo, the Maine, Pearl Harbor, 911.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2010 9:40:18 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Visitor
> We have been feeding a cat for several weeks now. We think she
> belonged to a family down the road where the husband/father had a
> terrible accident some months ago. Anyway, she has appeared at
> our door, obviously hungry and avid for attention, but very skittish.
> She has been living in our garage some time, and we have been
> closing her in for warmth as the nights have been pretty cold. We
> don't want to bring her in with our two pampered pets until we can
> get her checked by a vet, and she is still so skittish that I am not
> sure I could get her into a carrier yet. I hate to think that she was
> abused, or at least run off from her previous home - I know that they
> have serious problems - but her behavior does suggest that.
> Anyway, I have been feeding her twice a day - morning and evening -
> in the breezeway near the garage door. For the last two evenings
> when we started out to bring in the birdfood - do that every night - and
> close up the garage, we have discovered a visitor finishing off the
> remains of her supper and spilled birdfood from the tube feeder - a
> very handsome skunk. This creature is really beautiful, with very
> long, fluffy hair and the traditional black-and-white markings. Needless
> to say, we have not gone out to encounter him. It appears that the
> cat has no problem with the creature - there has been no odor at
> all, and in the past we have been aware that such a creature was
> around.
> Ain't nature wonderful.
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