Close Encounter…With a Skunk! by Gabby Angel


It was just a little after the darkness fell for the night. Thinking nothing of that fact, I realized I had left a bag of books in my car. I had stopped by Autumn’s house earlier and she had finished reading these books of mine, so she sent them home with me. They were perfectly safe in the car, but it’s how my mind works. I wanted them in the house, so I could put them away. I will admit, yes I also file them in alpabetical order…because I am just a bit neuoritic about some things.

My OCD behavior almost called for a close encounter…With a skunk! Just like the title states, this isn’t just a catchy title it really happened. I thankfully spotted the dreaded skunk before I got to close to it. I am still a bit upset just thinking about the whole deal. I can’t believe at first glance I thought it was perhaps a cat, glad I took the second look before preceding!

I may sound strange, but it really did freak me out. In all my years of camping, living in a rural area and all my many travels… I have never been that close to one of these creatures. They aren’t as cute as Flower in the movie Bambi I need to say. Bambi, a movie I cannot watch to this day…That’s a whole other blog though. I have a very bad case of what I call Bambi syndrome. You know, the heartbreak of hearing about anything involving hunting. Anyway, I digress as usual.

I have to be honest, on spotting this skunk I literally flew back inside the safety of my house. Seriously, I raced like the wind! Some of you reading this may be laughing, but it wasn’t funny.Please don’t be laughing…It was scary! I wonder who else has had an encounter or a similiar skunk scare tale to share. For all your sakes I hope not, for real.The weirdest part of this whole thing, Autumn had told me just last week how she saw a skunk in her yard while looking out a window. I just said, yeah twinnie…It was probably a cat! I did call her to tell her of the near disaster and told her I was sorry I doubted her. She was nice and quite relieved I had escaped the possible skunk spraying me…Yuck again at the mere thought. It was nice to hear her comforting voice after such an experience. TF <3=Twins Forever, after all. Sticking by each other’s side no matter what.

Well, needless to say I will be careful and ever so watchful the next time I venture out of the house after dark…You never know where they may be lurking!

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12 thoughts on “Close Encounter…With a Skunk! by Gabby Angel

  1. Glad you were not sprayed by it, too. And yes they do at certain angles look like cats. I too went outside once to look at the “unusual looking cat” only to run back in when I saw it was not a cat at all, but a little stinker waddling in the weeds. I did hear though that skunks will only use their spray if absolutely necessary and so it is nice to know they don’t just use it randomly. 🙂 Take care. Sincerely, Connie Webb and enjoyed reading your writing this morning

    • I was glad I wasn’t sprayed either Connie! Oh no, you had a close encounter, too….It really does kind of scare a person. Thanks for the information about they don’t usually spray, I will still be praying I never see another one! I am glad you enjoyed this one, you take care, too. 🙂

    • Laughing about it all is OK, don’t worry about it! 🙂 I can laugh now Lisa, but you know I will be very careful from now on. It’s good you can relate though, isn’t it? I will now be praying you and your daughter stay safe from the dreaded creatures, for sure!

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