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Ranger Rick presents... suburban skunks!

On Tuesday morning, my next-door neighbor told me she'd seen a skunk crossing the street near our houses. I'd seen possums and a raccoon once, I think, along with feral cats. So I wasn't doubtful of her news; I just haven't seen one here yet.

But tonight, on the way home from AJ's Cafe's open mic at around 11:40, I saw one... in downtown Ferndale. It started to cross Planavon St. just north of Nine Mile Rd. in front of me, but then turned back and lumbered into the landscaping next to a business.

Seems pretty odd to have skunks in an old suburb like Ferndale or south Warren, though maybe it's not all that unusual. Just didn't think it was wild enough for them here. Too bad I didn't get a bad cell-phone pic of it, so this entry would be really interesting.

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primroseburrows
Sep. 23rd, 2009 04:37 am (UTC)
Now I've got Loudon Wainwright stuck in my head.

We have lots of skunks in Rhode Island. They hand out in the suburbs, too. They don't seem to have a problem with being Suburban skunks, except when they get squished. Which is mostly when I see them, unfortunately.
songdogmi
Sep. 23rd, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
Sorry about the song. (But at least it's LW III and not, say, Britney Spears, huh?)

There are a lot of restaurants in that area of Ferndale, and some pretty good landscaping they can hide in. What more would any skunk want?
primroseburrows
Sep. 23rd, 2009 04:50 am (UTC)
Thank goodness Britney and Loudon never toured together.

songdogmi
Sep. 23rd, 2009 05:02 am (UTC)
The thought of her singing "Dead Skunk" chills me to the bone.
jjfmi
Sep. 23rd, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
On the other hand, if LWIII joins Richard Thompson next month here on his cover of "Oops, I Did It Again".. THAT could be interesting! ;-)
songdogmi
Sep. 23rd, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
Well... yes. I'd almost want to hear that. :)
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