On Tuesday morning, my next-door neighbor told me she’d seen a skunk crossing the street near our houses. I’d seen possums and a raccoon once, I think, along with feral cats. So I wasn’t doubtful of her news; I just haven’t seen one here yet.
But tonight, on the way home from AJ’s Cafe’s open mic at around 11:40, I saw one… in downtown Ferndale. It started to cross Planavon St. just north of Nine Mile Rd. in front of me, but then turned back and lumbered into the landscaping next to a business.
Seems pretty odd to have skunks in an old suburb like Ferndale or south Warren, though maybe it’s not all that unusual. Just didn’t think it was wild enough for them here. Too bad I didn’t get a bad cell-phone pic of it, so this entry would be really interesting.