Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Skunked!

Monday evening skunks, presented for your approval.




And by popular demand, a spider.


(Cross-posted at Whiskey Fire)
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15 comments:

Mendacious D said...

And by popular demand, a spider.

Are there panties involved?

M. Bouffant said...

Here in the big city, when we encounter a polecat it's likely to be a hell of a lot closer, surprised, & quite likely to raise its tail at you.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

These were on a golf course, M.B., and thus used to people.

I used the tree as cover to sneak up on the one in the third picture, so he/she/it/skunk looked a bit surprised. I was prepared to exit the scene quickly...
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Jennifer said...

Yeah, I could hear the spider demand all the way over here... Nothing anyone likes more than spider shots!

We had a skunk living under our shed, but fortunately, he seems to have moved on or bought the farm or whatever...

Randal Graves said...

This stinks.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Jennifer, I'm not fibbing...spider picture request.

Randal, at least one of those skunks looks like he/she/it/skunk should be named "Flower".
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Jennifer said...

So thundra... do you take all requests?? Hmmmmmm?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I take all requests "under consideration".
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Jennifer said...

:)

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Back in the had a skunk in the backyard that was so tame, it would walk underneath the picnic table while we sitting around it. One night, it actually brushed up against my brother Sweetums' legs. Of course, our first reaction was to grab the none-too-bright cat, so he wouldn't do anything stupid.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I LOVE the first picture, it manages to make the skunk look majestic. If anyone ever writes a beloved children's classic about a skunk, this picture would grace the cover. Stinky Beauty would make a good title.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thanks, BBBB. The first skunk (which is also the second skunk, btw...but at that point said Stinky Beauty was making tracks) has quite the photogenic tail (and pose).

Per whackypedia: The bushy tail is 7 to 10 inches long (18–25 cm), and sometimes has a white tip.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I LOVE the first picture, it manages to make the skunk look majestic.

Doesn't hold a candle to a BADGER.

Nasty ass honey badger.

Laura said...

I saw a baby skunk the other night.
It was pretty cute.
That's all I've got to say about that. :)

Great pic's!

((Hugs))
Laura

Another Kiwi said...

I wouldn't hold a candle to a badger. Inflammable is all I'm saying.
Nice piccies Mr. Thundra, mountain lions next?