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Surprise Visitor

This is exactly what Cam and I saw (see, Cam saw it too. I'm not crazy) last night as 
we pulled up to our house.
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Yes, that is a skunk climbing up some stucco-pipe-thing connected to our house.

What the what??!?!

First of all, we don't live in the forest or in the middle of nowhere (exactly) where skunks just run around rampant. The last time I saw a skunk was probably when I was an EFY counselor up in Flagstaff (2 hours away) almost 3 years ago. So, my first reaction was, "Whoa, a skunk!" 
Then quickly switched to, "AHHH! He just climbed that pipe into our house!!!"

We freaked. We couldn't even get out of our car for like ten minutes because we were trying to figure out what to do. All we knew is we did not want to go inside the house (and we also wanted to see if the skunk would come out). Then we threw rocks at the pipe for a little bit to see if we could scare Pepe out. Nope. We then called the housing office and they sent some kids over to check it out. Not even kidding, they were younger than Camaron -that's young, people. They didn't do anything. 

So, as it was pizza night and Cam and I were starving from building it up for ourselves the whole drive home, we decided to just suck it up and go inside and make pizza. So we did. And it was great.

We still can't figure out where that pipe the skunk climbed leads. Probably the attic, where skunky is tending to its 50 skunk babies.

p.s. yes, those are really the colors of our house. And yes, that is really how awesome our landscaping is. Jealous much?

5 comments

  1. Oh man... I would have been freaking out too! Esp since I started watching that show called invested on animal planet hahahaha

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  2. skunk? random!! In Colorado everyone has chimneys and we used to have birds fall down all the time (gotta keep the fireplace doors shut). Well one particular day we had a SQUIRREL fall down the chimney...and he got out of the fireplace doors. and proceeded to FLY through our house. No joke. Then he ran under our stove. We had to pull the stove out and shoo the thing out with a broom haha! Just be glad Mr. Skunk didn't end up IN your house :) Hope things don't get smelly around there!

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  3. I used to see skunks all the time, back in Ohio. Luckily, I never got close to one!

    Good luck with your surprise visitor!

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  4. Uhh...the part about scaring the skunk away is not such a good idea. If you see Pepe in the future, it would be best to leave him be. Haven't all those sitcoms taught you anything??

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  5. your drawing skills are second to none! you need to get a black female cat to lure pepe out. that is the only solution in my mind

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