Suburban Wildlife

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Ohhhh Yummy!


I had put this empty jar of peanut butter outside - with the top on - meaning to clean it out later and toss it into the recycling. Well come the evening my friendly, (but wild) - local raccoons found it but were unable to take the top off. Later Ms. Skunk came along and carefully - with considerable skill - removed the top and complately cleaned out whatever peanut butter was left. All ready for recycling. BTW, Ms. Skunk was so into her treat she was completely unaware (or did not care) that I was only about three feet away taking pictures.

8 comments:

Country Mouse Studio said...

incredible, I had no idea they had such abilities, I did think the raccoons could.

Country Mouse Studio said...

beautiful profile photo

Gail said...

Fantastic, you are very brave.

Sweet Repose said...

Being a wildlife artist and former taxidermist, I appreciate all of the critters, even the stinky ones...there is a quiet beauty in their soft demeanor.

BTW...of course there will never be enough space in my lil' studio/shop, but I'm very good at making use of every inch. This will be interesting though how I pull it off...today we paint the inside, then the magic begins...as I try to figure out the heat situation with winter creeping ever so near!

Have a great weekend playing with yer critters!

s

forestwalk/laura k said...

ha! i never realized skunks were so dexterous!!! great little story!! isn't nature grand??!! :]

bunnits said...

I'd have thought it would be the racoons who would be able to get the top off rather than the skunk. Another interesting observation about those lovely critters.

Joy K. said...

She. Unscrewed. The. Lid.

I'm in awe.

Carol said...

A lot of people don't like Skunks. I caught 2 back in the "60's and kept them in a cage for over a week..tended them and never got sprayed. I wanted to keep them as pets..have the scent gland removed etc...after keeping them for awhile I didn't have the heart to remove them from the wild..and let them go. we don't have them here in FL..I miss them.