NO LACK OF PASTEL COLORS ON THE DESERT FLOOR
Probably the first first words out of Kelly this morning were something like, “we got a Skunk”. And sure enough as I shined the flashlight out through the kitchen window there it was in the small cage. Definitely a Skunk. I slipped carefully out the back door & retrieved the Critter Cam. As expected, there were about 40 pictures. Every time the Skunk had moved the Cam took a photo. First few pics showed the Skunk circling the cage & then presto….he was in the cage.
I was going to just delete all the following Critter Cam photos figuring they would all be the same with slight movements between each one. But whoaaaa, what’s this!! Scrolling quickly through the the thumbnails something caught my eye & I backed up. Two frames showed a second Skunk in the other cage. But then all the following frames showed the cage empty again. A second Skunk had got away. (Oooops, forgot to change the font color)
OH NO……….TWO SKUNKS BUT THE ONE ON THE LEFT GOT AWAY
Kelly phoned Les right away & minutes later he rolled in our driveway. He had been close by just heading out of Congress. I was in the shower when he showed up so didn’t get any photos of Les putting a blanket over the Skunk cage & carrying it out to his trailer. Said he had a place where he lets them go. He figured he had the one cage set to tight & that’s why it didn’t trigger. Adjusted it & set it up again to see if we can catch the second Skunk tonight.
Finished up my railway tie project this morning so I’m glad that’s done. Surprisingly enough I didn’t wake up this morning with any aches & pains from Tuesdays project. Thought for sure I would have a sore something somewhere. But nope, despite my legs being stiff I was good to go.
USED TODAY’S FREE DIRT TO RAISE THIS ‘UNDER THE WINDOW’ FLOWER BED ABOUT 4 INCHES & RE-TOPPED IT WITH STONES…FREE DIRT??
Kelly stopped at North Ranch a couple days ago on her way back from Wickenburg & checked their bulletin board. She’s always checking bulletin boards for things on sale. Noticed somebody in North Ranch had a bunch of fill (dirt) to get rid of….free. Well you know where we were this morning with the Jeep & trailer. Yep, we got us a load of free dirt. I will probably go over in the morning myself & get another load or two. Sure is great having a good little utility trailer. I’m using the dirt to raise some flower beds close to the house. Don’t know what we will plant in them yet but I’m sure we’ll think of something.
THIS LOAD OF DIRT WAS HEAVIER THAN 8 RAILWAY TIES AT A TIME IN THE TRAILER
John & Jackie dropped around in their new Ford Escape. Only got 250 miles on it so far. Bought it last week in Wickenburg. Nice little car. Seems our last two visitors both had brand spanking new vehicles. Does this mean the economy is on the mend…………………..
KAMPER KATS is the latest person to join the Bayfield Bunch on their Snow Bird south-westerly adventures whether they be on the road or at the house. Thanks for stopping by KK:))
<<< TONIGHT’S NOT QUITE FULL MOON AT 300mm FROM MY BEDROOM WINDOW
Q: Did you hear about the great new restaurant on the moon?
A: The food is excellent, but there's no atmosphere.
Q: Why did the cow jump over the moon?
A: Because the farmer had cold hands!
Q: Did you hear about the bones they found on the moon?
A: It seems like the cow did not make it.
Q: What holds the moon up?
Q: How do you know when the moon is going broke?
A: When it's down to its last quarter.
Q: What do you call a clock on the moon?
A: A lunartick.
Q: How does a man on a moon get his haircut?
A: Eclipse it.
Q: What do you get when you take green cheese and divide its circumference by its diameter?
A: Moon pi.
Q: How does one astronaut on the moon tell another astronaut that he is sorry?
A: He Apollo-gises.
Q: What was the name of the first satellite to orbit the Earth?
A: The moon.
Q: What do moon people do when they get married?
A: They go off on their honeyearth!
Q: When is the moon not hungry?
A: When it is full!
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.
one down, one to go. Get them before they make little stinkers.ReplyDelete
Al, be careful about putting dirt up against adobe walls, unless the material the guys used to cover it is OK for that. Have seen some problems resulting on various adobe houses from flower beds and such.ReplyDelete
Soooo...? throwing a blanket over the caged skunk kept it from squirting the nice guy taking it to a new home?ReplyDelete
You got some good critter shots. Hope you can capture that other guy tonight. Sure enjoyed the bird pictures too.ReplyDelete
No expert on skunks, but I'd say those critters are hog nosed skunks.ReplyDelete
This link has some neat information on skunks found in NM & AZ.
Soil banked up onto buildings gives termites easy access to the wood in the structures, I have heard.
Utility trailers are good item to have around.
Well trapper Al you are getting the skunk removal underway, and thats a good thing.ReplyDelete
I always had a utility for years with our houses, they do come in so handy.
Anything free is good.
You and Kelly sure are working hard....the flower beds will be pretty. .but I do agree with spotted dog ranch...the dirt and watering plants might not be good for your home. Maybe a plastic liner in between? Or did you already do that?ReplyDelete
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Way to go!ReplyDelete
Good job with the wildlife camera too!!
Thank you Kelly for your comments on my careingbridge site.....:-)
that sure is one smelly job getting rid of those skunks... best of lunk in descenting...ReplyDelete
Great shots of the skunk being captured. I always enjoy your bird pics. Groaner's corner about the moon was funny, thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Way to go with the skunk. I have no doubts that you will get the 2nd one and more if they are out there.ReplyDelete
We stayed at Lo Lo Mai RV resort in Page Springs a couple yrs ago and their claim to fame was feeding the wild skunks and raccoons in the evening with cat food. We would stand 10 feet from them and take pictures. Bring them up there.ReplyDelete