About a month ago or so, I tweeted
While having the windows open to enjoy the crisp autumn air we've discovered that, apparently, there is also skunk in the vicinity #yuck
— Gigi (@gigirambles) September 25, 2013
Silly me. I thought Pepe was just passing through.
No, apparently, he's decided he likes it here SO much that he has taken up residence. How do I know this, you must be wondering. I know this because just about every morning for the last week or so, when either one of us heads out the door to get the paper, there he is...sitting in our driveway, just daring us to come any closer, flicking his fluffy tail and smiling (yes, really).
The first time Hubby came back into the house and told me there was a skunk in the driveway I figured he was insane and just didn't want to go out in the rain. Until the next morning, when I ventured out the side door and looked up the driveway - and there he sat, giving me that "Come any closer...I DARE ya! I DOUBLE DOG DARE ya!" look. Needless to say, I turned around and went right back in the door; because honestly? Who wants to go to work wearing "Eau de Skunk Cologne?"
Without question, I have done my research on skunks since then and have decided that I can wait for daylight to break to get my paper; for a few more days anyway. As it appears they are nocturnal creatures, I figure once the time changes he will be hunkered down and sleeping by the time I wander out (I hope) to get the paper and then when it gets really cold he'll go into a state of torpor (similar to hibernation, but not quite) and then we will move (possibly) and never have to deal with him again.
There! *dusts hands* Problem solved.