In the late afternoon, I went out to close up the chickens and lying in the hen house was a rattler,,,,,,,,,,
enjoying the eggs.
By the time I got back with my camera to shoot his photo, with my husband right behind me with a gun to shoot the rattler, it had crawled underneath the edge of the hen house. With a long pole, my husband pushed into the area where the snake was, and out it came.
I was already jumpy from earlier today. When I was outside, I saw a skunk inside of my greenhouse.
It came out and my husband shot at it.........he missed,
and the skunk went back into the greenhouse.
We did not want the skunk to get shot and to spray the greenhouse, so we just let it make it's way out. I'm glad it did not have to die. It pushed it's way through the wire fence and headed off into the woods. It acted very slow and sluggish, which makes me worry that it is rabid.
I keep the greenhouse door open during hot days, so now I will fix a wire grid door to keep everything out.
I am so glad I saw it before I walked into the greenhouse.......
as you might remember earlier, Sophie got sprayed by a skunk and it was horrible.....
Now we are all edgy as we walk out to see who our next visitor might be.
So tell me...........what is lurking around your back door??