Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Skunk Problem

Remember I found a skunk home under my deck about a month ago? I thought it left after I filled the hole up with water for several days. We got a big surprise when we got home yesterday. We live in a townhouse, share a wall with our neighbor on our right side. They stopped me as I was entering my home. Apperantly their home is filled with skunk smell. At first, they didn't know what was going on, and thought something might be burning. I guess they never smelled skunk before. Anyway, they searched the entire house, including the attic and basement, and finally located the source, a tiny hole on the basement wall, near the ceiling. The smell came in through outside. And when the husband went out to throw out the trash, he finally found the real source. There was a skunk hiding under their stairs! It was not moving! He took some pictures with their big camera, so they could zoom in on it. He said even though the skunk was not moving, its eyes blinked. They called animal control, but they said if it was not an emergency, they won't come in the dark. So, when I got home, it was still there. He showed it to me, we used flashlight on it, it was not moving at all. And none of us want to get closer to look at it. We noticed its belly is huge, thought the poor thing might have been having trouble giving birth. We really wanted to help 'her', but she just won't stop spraying. So we went back inside the house, had our fingers crossed for her. Since she kept on spraying, the smell in their house and basement got stronger and stronger, and it came to our side! I guess there must be some holes or gaps on the common wall. We couldn't open the windows and doors, and the smell kept coming in. So you can imagine how well we slept last night. I woke up several times because of it. And this morning, when we open the front door, that smell hit us right in the face. Just hope the animal control will come today and take it away. What a night! And what a 'smelly' way to start a day!

I put the pink earrings, the red button knot keychain and the blue and yellow button knot bracelet in my shop yesterday. The pictures are in yesterday's post. And here are the ones I am going to post today.


sillie smile said...

i hope you can post the pictures your neighbor took of the skunk. i'd love to see a pregnant skunk.

also- great idea on the keychains!

TranquilityKnots said...

Haha, that's funny. I will ask them about it. Hope they didn't delete it already.
And thanks. My panchang knot keychain with the copper bell was my bestseller, until I ran out of material! Now I have to use other beads instead. But still love them.