Skunk Encounter

Earlier this year, I saw people on my Twitter timeline discussing skunks and I thought to myself, “How am I the only one who’s never seen one before?” They’re pretty common in the Midwest and people usually seem shocked when I share that tidbit of info with them.

So imagine my surprise when, a month ago, I’m sitting on the porch at dusk (by myself, thankfully) and see a skunk just strolling down the sidewalk, like it’s a completely normal thing. At first glance I just thought it was a random neighborhood cat. We have a lot of outdoor cats that wander around our subdivision. But I did a double take and saw that it was a skunk! I shot in the house to tell everyone! I was so excited I left my magazine and drink outside for the night. Oops!

Fast forward another 2 weeks and I would have another skunk sighting, but this one wouldn’t be so harmless.