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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Awww


I was talking to my neighbor the other night and she said, "You have to come in so I can show you something".
Surprise - look what she had to show me. She is a Physical therapist and when she was at her office, 2 girls from the adjoining office told her to come see something. It was this baby skunk, just stumbling around outside. There had been 2 other skunks removed from the property the day before, and possibly one of them was the Mother. This baby could hardly get around on it's own yet.
My neighbor is a "rescuer" so she took it home and found someone who takes care of wildlife and then releases them. The baby skunk was spending one night with them before moving on to the wildlife release place.
I must admit, that it is quite cute. When she assured me it was too young to spray, I even held it!



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29 comments:

Mike Golch said...

I've heard that they make great pets.

Lynn said...

I am not a lover of all things animal, but this little one really is quite cute.

Brooke said...

you are too brave!!!

Dena said...

OK - that is cool!!! And pretty dang cute!

Heather said...

I am not a big skunk person but he is adorable!

Mary said...

Mari,

He is adorable. What an experience.

When I took Mom & Brandon up north last year, Brandon got to hold an adult skunk at the wildlife center. It had been descented. He really enjoyed that and said, "Not many people get to hold a real live skunk." LOL Now I know two people who have done so.

Have a great week.
Blessings,
Mary

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Once I'd known he was safe to hold (not big/old enough to spray) I'd have held him too. You know, just to say I'd done it. Plus, he is a cute little thing, kind of like a cat. Glad you shared that.

Dani said...

What a fun experience to be so up close to something like this! I envy this experience!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Mari, THAT. IS. ADORABLE!

Kat said...

Very cute, but I'm not sure I'd want to hold it.

Hugs!
Kat

A Stone Gatherer said...

No "stinkin" way! Tee Hee! He is cute though!

Hootin' Anni said...

Awwwwwwwwwww, is right!!!! This photo, Mari, melts my innards. So adorable.

septembermom said...

Very cute! Who would think that you could hold a skunk and not worry about being sprayed?

Pat said...

Any "baby" is cute, but when they grow up...us included...watch out!

Melissa said...

Ok, when I first saw the picture I wondered who in their right mind would hold a skunk! But, if it's too young to spray...it is pretty cute!

Cheri said...

He is cute- glad he's not old enough to spray!!

Saija said...

awwwww ... apparently they can be domesticated like cats ... i remember coming home from work (years ago) and find our 2 cats, playing with a skunk ... no one got sprayed!

Kim said...

Awwwww is right. But then, most animals are cute as babies. Our family has a history of skunk stories so cute as it is, I'd give it a wide berth :-)

Anonymous said...

that has got to be one of the most adorable little things i have EVER seen! oh i love him!
~Kay

Deb said...

Just not so sure about that little fella. . . .

The Stylish House said...

Mari,
This was one of those rare once in a blue moon opportunities! I am so glad you took a photo and posted about it. It definitely put a smile on my face.
Cathy

jenniferw said...

Now that's just all kinds of cute! I would love to have held it! You have all the fun, Mari.

Nancy said...

It is so dang cute!!! I heard she found another on the next day. Nice lady to rescue the little creature...

Bonnie said...

that skunk is adorable ! i'd be tempted to give it a little cuddle myself !!

Mary Lee said...

I want one! Except I don't think my cat would appreciate it :)

Rebekah said...

That is so cool (not that he lost his mommy- but that you got to hold him)
I've heard that you can have their sprayer removed and they make great pets- similar to cats.
Suzie would LOVE that

Renee said...

Oh,such a cutie! My kids were amazed that a baby skunk would look like that. Well, my kids also read the comments and want a skunk for a pet....oh boy!

Laura said...

Wow - he is so cute!!!! Maybe that could be your new pet.... :) Just like a cat those people said...

Crown of Beauty said...

Poor skunk to lose its mom... my heart breaks to hear even of baby animals losing their mothers!

Hope it survives!