There has been a skunk in my yard for as long as we’ve lived here. Granted, that’s only been about 3 years, but still that’s pretty impressive for a skunk. I don’t want you to think that I’ve just let this skunk live in my backyard, I have tried a lot of different things to get rid of him but none worked. So we worked out a little agreement, he doesn’t spray or come to close to my house and I let him live wherever he wants. You may think I’m nuts, but one morning sitting on my front porch, he looked at me and I looked at him, and the agreement was formed, and for a year he stayed true to it – and so did I.
You might be asking yourself, where did it all go wrong? Then again you might be thinking to yourself, why did she think that would work in the first place? I can’t answer that second question but I can answer the first. I was a woman that trusted the skunk in my yard to stay in the yard and away from the house, which was definitely my first mistake. My second mistake was not calling a trapper once he started spending more time near my house and even on my front porch! And the rest is history…. I’m just kidding. The final mistake was when my 17 year old daughter left her bedroom window open; which might not have been a big deal if her room wasn’t in the basement and her window wasn’t flush with the ground. Can you see where this is going?
As she got out of bed to get ready for school, she leaned out her window to check the weather and was met by a big, fat, stinky skunk butt in her face. Obviously she screamed and unfortunately the skunk did what skunks do and he released the toxic, horrible gasses from his butt right at her. And that my friends, is where the skunk crossed the line. My daughter refuses to leave the house (which I don’t blame her on), we have to clean and even replace everything in her room, and our agreement was violated. Now I’m here, looking for a trapper that can get this skunk out of my yard and move it somewhere else. I tried to be nice to him, but we had an agreement, and he sprayed it right in the face.