I waited as long as I could. I knew something was in the trap, I just didn't know what. When I could no longer stand the suspense, I went out with my flashlight and peeked inside. RATS!!! I'll let you watch the video before I blow it for you!
Yup ... there was that huge yellowish gold kitty cat sitting there just waiting. He really didn't even look at me. My plan was to bang on the trap and scare him so he wouldn't come back. I waited until daylight. Trouble was, I felt sorry for the guy. You may not know, but I'm a kitty lover too, as long as they aren't the black ones with white stripes.
I opened the door. He went out so fast I almost didn't see him. I banged on the cage as he disappeared over the fence. I finally checked the game camera, hoping for some GAME instead of kitty cats.
I discovered I needed to change the settings, since it waited too long and didn't capture the actual capture!!
Next up ... ANOTHER friendly neighborhood cat. I've never seen this one before. Jessie has been exceptionally good at chasing kitties out of the corral. Rarely do they enter, or so I thought. This one was too big for that little trap.
Sadly, that's it. I did received a message from my neighbor, who has finally run into holes in HER back yard. She found the tunnel dug under the fence and plugged it with rocks. Trust me, I already know that won't work, as evidenced by the twelve holes in my other fence line.
I asked her to remove them so the skunk would continue to visit, in the hopes of slamming that gate on his flashy fluffy tail. As of 3:00 this morning, he had not visited. It's okay ... I'm VERY patient. I'll be going out every single night and setting the trap and camera.
At some point I'll catch that bugger and have absolutely no idea what to do with it!! I've thought about it over and over. The challenge is to open the gate to release him and not get sprayed, thus the tarp cover. I've been there before on the ranch. I got sprayed by a skunk as he came out of a drainage pipe.
It's bad ... just like you would imagine. It smells like straight carbon monoxide from an exhaust pipe. Made me sick as a dog in a matter of minutes. I got washed down with the cattle sprayer. I had to leave my clothes outside in the sun for five days before they could be washed. No, there was no throwing them away ... we were poor. I am NOT looking forward to another episode like that!!
Anyone notice tomorrow is Friday the 13th? I'm not leaving the house, other than to check my trap. It does seem the skunk comes around about every three days. We shall see .........