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Peppy le Peu is cute as a button, but it could emit a very FOUL odor.
This nocturnal beauty has been coming to our bird feeders the past four days during broad daylight.
We fear this little odoriferous skunk is injured or sick.
Late yesterday a vulture landed on the grass and began walking towards the skunk; however, we scared the vulture away. Unfortunately, it may just be a matter of time.........
(Photo shot through 2 panes of glass)

If only computers had "scratch & sniff"! :-))

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Milan Vogrin25-Mar-2012 12:02
Cute animal and nice photo.
Lee Rudd11-Oct-2010 08:25
what ever the smell, he looks good in that colour scheme!
Liz Bickel03-Apr-2010 21:35
I'm amazed that this was shot with two panes of glass between you. It's so sharp. This little skunk is a cute as a button. However, something is odd for him to come out during the day. Great catch.
Bernard Davis03-Apr-2010 08:25
Lovely shot, beautiful little fellow. Hope he makes it. (Not the smell though).
Bill Ewart Jr03-Apr-2010 02:10
That's amazing!!! I mean, you shot this through TWO PANES of glass?????And it's this clear? Excellent! Good luck with that foul skunk!~
Inga Morozoff02-Apr-2010 17:55
It seems very young, or very old. Hope the little guy is ok.
Lieve Snellings02-Apr-2010 16:19
sweet creature, at least on the picture...
Mieke WA Minkjan02-Apr-2010 06:32
great you have wild life animal rescue, like in Australia?
claude02-Apr-2010 06:11
Very good capture - over here I only know her hedgehog cousin (?)
Carl and Racine Erland02-Apr-2010 05:11
What a perfect subject for 'foul'. Nice capture and my
hat goes off to you for trying to protect the skunk from
vultures....could result in a stinky situation!
;-) Racine
Dave Hein02-Apr-2010 05:01
Super shot! These guys are usually *very* shy.
January Grey02-Apr-2010 04:05
Good that you were behind glass! Wouldn't want to tangle with this one! Poor little thing...hope it's not sick. Sweet shot, Stephanie. V~
Andre Fontaine02-Apr-2010 02:51
wow! quel magnifique capture jespère que ça bien été!
Dennis Hoyne02-Apr-2010 02:17
A neat picture,be very careful, Stephanie!
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet02-Apr-2010 00:37
Un beau visiteur que l'on préfère tout de même ne pas inviter trop souvent.
Ed McConnell02-Apr-2010 00:08
Hank Vander Velde01-Apr-2010 23:50
Nice sharp and well composed image Stephanie, but sad tale.
carol j. phipps01-Apr-2010 23:29
But so cute! Do you k now the child's song, "Fummer-roo, fummer-roo, fumer-roo..."
Kathryn01-Apr-2010 21:49
Good idea, he looks so cute.
Pierre01-Apr-2010 21:01
Nice shot Stephanie! V
J. Scott Coile01-Apr-2010 21:00
I have personally experience cleaning that from about three of my Labs over the years.
Mairéad01-Apr-2010 20:51
Such a cute little fellow - hope he gets better soon. Perfect for the challenge. V
Doug Cruden01-Apr-2010 20:32
'Scratch 'n' Sniff' LOL, thankfully not :o)) Hope the wee chap is OK and that Mr. Vulture finds something else for brekkie...
Chris(tine)01-Apr-2010 19:55
How lucky for you to see him and for him to have you around. Nature can be so cruel...
Johnny JAG01-Apr-2010 19:44
It looks very cute, how could it possibly be foul ;-)
Ali Majdfar01-Apr-2010 18:41
Fabulous capture! ~V
norbi01-Apr-2010 18:03
Wow, a wonderful shot of a great creature in visual terms (concerning the nose, it's a question of taste, but taste is relative). Bv norbi
patou01-Apr-2010 17:39
A le voir on a envie de le caresser ( v )
maggie_falconi01-Apr-2010 17:23
Cute little animal (if you don't smell it) wonderfully captured Stephanie! I hope he gets well soon, he looks sad! V
Fong Lam01-Apr-2010 17:12
Hope cute Pepy gets well and that his foul odor scares away the vultures....V
Marielou Dhumez01-Apr-2010 16:39
I know the reputation of this beautiful animal but from there I do not smell anything and I find this picture very lovely !
bill friedlander01-Apr-2010 16:30
Great shot, excellent details of this cute stinker. Hope he recovers and thwarts the vulture. V
Walter O. Koenig01-Apr-2010 16:08
Nice capture of this skunk. Hope this fellow will be fine. Don't get too close though, they scare easily.
Frank Brault01-Apr-2010 15:26
A apt subject for "foul". Hope it gets better.
Bill Reed01-Apr-2010 15:12
Great image, sort of a cute little skunk. You don't get a photo opportunity like this too often and you did great job capturing it.
Pete Hemington01-Apr-2010 14:53
I'm not a skunk lover, but this may convert me.
sue anne01-Apr-2010 14:32
Oh what a good one of the skunk.
Sounds like he might be sick but maybe he'll get better.
Glad you shot thru glass, he might let you have some perfumes. :)
globalgadabout01-Apr-2010 14:29
good catch...they are normally too shy to come out in daylight...we have them here as well, and you can usually smell them before you see them..V
Vince01-Apr-2010 14:19
Good thing Peppy le Peu have you around to protect him from the vulture. Excellent shot.Vote.
Kerry Tingley01-Apr-2010 13:55
A wonderful capture Stephanie. Do you have some wildlife rehabilitators in your area- call your Humane Society (they always know how to put you in touch with the critter rehab folks! Maybe they can help her/him.
Carol Breton01-Apr-2010 13:04
What a wonderful capture Stephanie. I hope he is OK.
We only see the skunks around here late at night. Amazing to see one in daylight.
Thanks for sharing. ~
CM Kwan01-Apr-2010 12:58
A lovely picture with great details, Steph! Wish you and yours happy Easter! V
Fay Stout01-Apr-2010 12:52
So cute! So smelly! Great shot of this little fella! V.
LynnH01-Apr-2010 11:42
awwwwwwwwwwwww, must be sick. Hopefully not rabies. :(
Cindi Smith01-Apr-2010 11:34
He's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack. He is cute but he may be sick.
heather01-Apr-2010 11:22
Beautiful capture Stephanie.. fingers crossed that he survives. V
Betty Vlasiu01-Apr-2010 11:01
This is sooo cute! v
Raymond01-Apr-2010 10:14
See, you plucked Violet too often, she's changed her tactics ... now she makes you believe she's a skunk. Actually, shunks are really nice little animals, they never fight, are very calm, just go about their little business, eating, nerver bothering anyone ... A vet told me that once the smleey gland is removed, that they can make wonderful pets, very gentle little animals.If he comes out durring the day, he's hungry, that probably what it is ... they seem to eat anything, so ... Hope he gets well and hides better :)))
Ursula Armstrong01-Apr-2010 10:07
he is very cute. Poor thing, if he is sick... Uschi (V)
John Armstrong01-Apr-2010 09:58
Wanna borrow my 400mm just to be able to back off a bit more?
His untypical behaviour does sound a bit worrying though.
You got a great shot btw! Voted
PS I'll just stay 6000 miles away if thats ok... :)
Kevin Chester01-Apr-2010 09:51
Poor little fellow, you certainly have an abundance of critters in your garden
borisalex01-Apr-2010 09:11
Beautiful animal but unpleasant smell, for sure! Never seen one, thanks for sharing!
Ann...01-Apr-2010 09:08
Great shot - hope the little fella survives!
laine01-Apr-2010 09:02
Oh wow, Steph...what an opportunity. Guess your not going to get too close, just incase!!
Blandine Mangin01-Apr-2010 08:18
il est très mignon ! v
Yvonne01-Apr-2010 08:00
Such a cute little animal, pity about its foul smell. Fabulous capture Stephanie! v
Zoltán Balogh01-Apr-2010 07:52
So lovely Stephanie!:) V
Colin Storey01-Apr-2010 07:51
So cute, hope the little fella is going to be ok. v
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal01-Apr-2010 07:33
Fantastic image great details! V
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