A pretty lil KITTY comes to visit me in the middle of the night.


While sitting on the front porch of my cabin in Madera Canyon, Arizona around 11:00 PM, something went under my chair,
at first I thought it was just a cat. There was not strong odor so I reached down to pet it.
HUMM, all black with a white stripe on its head and back.
I don't think this is a kitty cat :-)).
I jumped up and got in side as quick as I could, like in a flash.

I grabbed my camera and flash and went to the window but no kitty was to be seen.
I waited and in about 30 minutes & it did come back.
I very quietly stepped back out onto the porch and started to take a few photos,
and still there no smell or odor, very strange I thought.


Come here and see ole Earl.

Looks a little bit like a kitty.

Striped Skunk


Now there's just something here that's not just right, hummmmm.


Is there 2 KITTIES here or just one?


My what big long claws you have KITTY!

I now know this positively ain't NO CAT.


Possible HOG-nosed Skunk

I chucked a few left overs from breakfast out onto that ole stump,
& ZAP it hopped right up there and started grazing.


BUENASNOCHES Earl, I'm stuffed.

Just in case you didn't know it, the wild life down here on the Mexican border all speak Spanish. :-))

There was no ordor all while I was photographing.


Misc. index page. - What's on the site page.

Striped Skunk - Mephitis mephitis
The striped skunk is omnivorous, it eats both meat and plants.
diet includes insects, small mammals, fish, crustaceans,
fruits, nuts, leaves, grasses and carrion (dead animals).
Skunks are members of the weasel family