Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tis The Season

Yup! Yowza yowza yowza! It's skunk season again!!! Yayyyyyyy!

Pretty soon we'll be hip deep in the little fragrant darlings and it will be more hazardous to walk the yard when there's no inmates on it.

I suppose it's the fact that we have large areas of ground where nobody goes between the fences and the fact that the garbage is left out in bags overnight that attracts them by the hundreds.

That's probably the main reason we're over-run with cats and squirrels, too. And cats and skunks don't make a good mix. They are both territorial critters and tend to fight for what they think is theirs.


And since our housing units all run on negative air pressure, any time a skunk sprays it gets sucked right into the house.


At least we don't have an electric fence here. I work briefly at another prison down the road that does have an electric fence. They told me that there is some sort of thing that is supposed to keep critters from getting fried. I don't know how it's supposed to work. Apparently it doesn't. One evening a poor skunk got flash-fried right behind a house over on the other side of the camp, about a hundred yards away from the house I was working.

The air system sucked it right into the house.

You could hear all the inmates screaming even with all the doors and windows shut.


That's just one small reason I'm glad I don't work there anymore.


  1. my shorthair grabbed a skunk by the ass once. shot it's load right in her mouth!

    she kilt' it. i spent the next several hours dousing her with tomater juice.

  2. There's a "season" for skunks? Or is it skunk(plural)

    (skunk)<--nah, just messin.

  3. The vignette of the dead skunk's smell blowing into the closed house of inmates is classic!

    Lets hope the ACLU doesn't find out and slap the state with a lawsuit for "unlawful torture".