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Friday, November 06, 2009

My God Mydaus, did you have to invite her?????

This is the biggest feral cat!!!

He weighed in at a whopping 12 pounds of super bad ass MEAN!!!!

He got 'em whacked off today and the vet said a few funny things but they also said 'he's been around, broken canine but healthy...."

His size explains the size of the kittens we pulled out of this colony this year - they are teens and look like adults!

This was a rather eventful trapping

I set two traps, you know, two is better than one right?

Anyway, I check them around 2 hours later and we have a female that we have already trapped - she was pretty humble and split when I let her out.

I reset her trap and went about my business. A few hours later I head to pull the traps - it's 1:30am....

I am so excited that I'm having a party by myself when I pull up and see him in the trap - he was the goal.

So excited in fact that I start to move his trap and remember to look to my right and check the other trap....

I have a SKUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My fist skunk and I am not ready to deal with this...or prepared.

I decide to move Mydaus (he didn't have a name at this time) and think on how to get this skunk out of the trap.

I end up using a piece of plywood (1/4 sheet or so) as a make shift shield and I ask the cute little skunk to please don't spray me, please don't spray me, please don't spay me....and she just watches me, showing a tiny bit of fear but no aggression.

I am able to place the wood between the cage opening and me and unlatch the cage and gently lift the escape door and back away slowly....

She moves out slowly and then disappears into the bushes - stink and all.

I am so relieved and I must admit I was scared - truly

But the joy of catching Mydaus....

That'll do
That'll do

I can still smell that skunky

Bonanzle!!! with me & my daddy

"James" by Ysabella Brave