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I mean, you never know *who* is gonna come for breakfast, y'know? :grin:

I leave the house at/around 5:45 every morning. This morning was no different; I had already fed the critters, made sure the kidlets were up and moving, got myself together, and headed on out. The morning was lovely, dark, cool (only 57*!), not too cloudy - and my street was dead. I got to the stop sign, and for some reason I actually *stopped*, not just paused and turned.

I noticed *something* moving alongside the road. No big deal - this IS the country, after all, and it's not uncommon to see rabbits/dogs/cats/whatever roaming around. This looked like a slightly larger than average cat..black...slightly tubby....huh. The nose was wrong - and that's when I noticed the white stripes running down his back. :blink:

Yup - a Skunk was waddling down the road. His tail, which would have been my first clue, wasn't what I expected - it was black, with white....streaks. NOT striped, but streaked. When I first noticed him, his tail was down....then he saw my headlights. *UP* popped his tail, and he turned into the driveway of the property opposite my street, and waddled on up. The bottom of his tail looked frosted - it was gray, not black, not black and white, but *gray*. Not at all what I expected!

It was very surreal - rabbits, I can handle. Even possums and raccons - but Mr. Stinky was the first skunk I've actually seen out here in almost 5 years. And for him to be so bold in his meandering......well, I hope he's not rabid. It was also an interesting way to start the day...
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Date:November 3rd, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)

Say What?!

You get up WHEN in the morning?! On PURPOSE?!!! Are you crazy? I mean, I stumble to the crib and nurse Aaron about then, but I'm SOOOOOO not awake. That's not even morning, hello. And you've got critters fed by then? Man, you must think I'm SUCH a sloth... and okay, well I am, but you're CRaZY!

-- aNNa
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Date:November 3rd, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)

Re: Say What?!

Yup on all counts - but I have to be at work by 8 AM. I live 62 miles AWAY from work....45 minutes in the afternoon, sure - but almost 2 hours in the morning. :sigh:

Of course, we all go to be at 8 PM...so it evens out, right? :grin:
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