Well Hey There Little Feller!

Shortly after 8 a.m. this morning we found this inquisitive little mephitid doing what mephitids are known to do during the spring: seeking a reliable source of earthworms and insects. As Shadow whined from the kitchen floor and Jiggy moaned and scratched to be let out the back door (none of the other cats feigned interest), Susan and I watched amazed from the breakfast nook window as this brazen striped skunk dug through the foliage surrounding the base of the palm tree entirely unaware of our presence until I bumped against a chair and Shadow skittered out of the way. That’s when it assumed the frozen position you see below for several moments before making its escape away to the neighbor’s yard:


At least its business end was pointed in the other direction.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."