Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Just a quick update to say that our skunk problem is shared by the residents of another large metropolitan area!! Just after the last post I heard on CNN that the city of New York is experiencing the same explosion in numbers of stinkers on the prowl. According to the reporter, New York animal control personnel cite the lack of any natural predators!! Well in that case relief may be on our way....sort of. Seems that coyote sightings in the suburbs of Chicago are on the rise!!!! Now I'm not so sure that I want coyotes but those darn skunks are such a nuisance... And remember the picture I posted of the large predator bird on my neighbors roof?? According to the practically perfect person, birds of prey do not have developed olfactory glands and are immune to the aroma or skunks. I'm okay with them! Might even help with the insanely bold squirrels which appear to be on the increase too. The squirrels seem to be losing their fear of humans around here. Just today one cheeky fellow was trying to scratch his way through our FRONT door...and didn't even run off when Patrick opened the heavy door and pounded on the screen door to scare him off! So here's hoping the hawks and falcons are finding the asphalt jungle to their liking! Hey, at this rate I won't even have to take my girls to the 'wilderness' and/or the zoo to see wildlife!
Posted by Spudsnsalsa at 12:59 AM