|Can't we all just get along?|
Honey, skunks are nocturnal animals and usually don't come out during the daytime, and definitely do not walk up to you purring like kittens. I go to check it out and low and behold there he is falling on his head frothing at the mouth in the neighbors yard, stumbling like he just got into Uncle Jim's moonshine vat. He almost didn't resemble a skunk. He looked like a drunk rag mop; hair all tangled up mess. So I asked the neighbor who they called, and get a, "Call? Why?" Excuse me Jed and Ellie Mae, PePe' there doesn't want to be your new best friend, he is clearly a sick skunk. So, I get the phone screaming rabies is a big deal man! Well, so I thought. Apparently since the zombies are the greatest threat to mankind now, rabid animals are now placed on the endangered watch list. I called Animal Control who says to call State Police. The State Police says, "no call DNR" which I did. The lady there says, "We don't handle cases like that you will have to call the Sheriffs office." They ask me, "How do you know it is a skunk?" Hello, I am not going to go smell his ass, but this is definitely a stinky kitty. "How do you know it may have rabies?" I describe his actions and what I can see, even describing the frothing foaming coming from his mouth. They say, "well it is Sunday and the Health Department is closed. That's the office you need to call, tomorrow." Do you think you can watch it for the night? "What! Are you freaking kidding me, man? Did any of them hear what I even said?" I am not baby sitting a clearly sick looking, possibly rabid skunk through the night for you guys, okay bye bye... Well, later on he wandered under the fence and toward the school next door. He has since moved on. Where was I on the day when the news bulletin was announced that rabid animals were no longer a big deal or on an emergency radar?