A couple of days ago, I noticed a little pile of dirt on the walkway from our house down to the street, but Al had been messing around in the yard the day before so I didn't think anything of it.
Then he came home from work the next evening and asked if I knew what the dirt was from. (cue ominous music...)
Fast forward to about 10 last night; I opened the front door to call for the cat to come in, and started to walk down the stairs until I saw -- a skunk, hanging out near the pile of dirt. Oops. Back quickly into the house!
After that, I watched out the living room window as mom and six baby skunks frolicked on our front path. Apparently they have burrowed under the concrete and created a nice home for themselves. Since they're nocturnal, and we pretty much close the front curtains when it gets dark, the mom may have been there for a while! The babies are sooo cute -- and they play like kittens! Al says I can't keep any, though...
I hung out on the porch for a bit trying to get a good photo last night -- shooting through the double-pane window into the dark wasn't working at all -- and here's my best result:I'm going to try for a better one tonight! Any suggestions on how to get these guys to move without trying to kill them?