The Year of the Skunk

We’ve had more skunks about this year than ever before.

Skunks are nocturnal and shy.  So how do we know there are so many of them about?  Because they’re leaving their skunk-holes all over the farm.

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Skunks dig for grubs and leave behind these unmistakable holes.  There are probably a hundred of them in our backyard and there are even more in the pastures and fields.

Luckily our dog Ginny has only been sprayed once this year.  She must be learning to approach them more cautiously.