If you’re familiar with the notoriously noxious smell that tends to waft through neighborhoods in the Lake Travis area, you know skunks are afoot.
Did you know their scent can be picked up by your human nose from more than a mile away?
They can also spray their victim from up to ten feet away with accuracy that rivals precision rifle shooters. In fact, they can control the amount of mist they spray and spray up to six times consecutively.
This isn’t good news for those of us with functioning noses and/or pets.
But in all fairness, the skunks were here first. This is the Texas Hill Country. It’s full of all sorts of wild critters who have been happily living here long before we showed up.
So how do we co-habitat with these smelly polecats?