Ranger Rick presents… suburban skunks!

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.


About songdogmi

I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
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6 Responses to Ranger Rick presents… suburban skunks!

  1. Now I’ve got Loudon Wainwright stuck in my head.

    We have lots of skunks in Rhode Island. They hand out in the suburbs, too. They don’t seem to have a problem with being Suburban skunks, except when they get squished. Which is mostly when I see them, unfortunately.

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