Gah! For the last THREE days I have woken up to, and gone to sleep with, the smell of one of these little buggers seeping, seeping into my home. For those of you who may not have had the opportunity to get a whiff of a skunk’s finest, rest assured they stink! Horribly. Like, lingers in your nasal cavity stinky. Like, spreads out at great distances putrid. It’s somewhere between burnt coffee and old, rotting cabbage smelly.
Now, I’m an animal lover. Really, I am. It does make me sad to know that the poor little creatures (cute, overall) become atomic stink bombs only as a last-ditch effort to save themselves from the speeding car. But WHY DO WE HAVE SO MANY HERE IN TOWN IN THE FIRST PLACE?! Who are their natural predators and where are they?? Santa Barbara may be a little piece of paradise on earth, but I gotta admit, paradise kind of reeks.