Say hello to my little friend...
That...would be Mama Skunk. She trapped herself in 'the blind trap' around 9:10pm last night. As it turned out I lied about staying on the deck. Myself and my dad went around the other side of the yard (careful to stay outside of that 15-foot radius) and examined the situation. for a long while the babies surrounded the cage and they all tried feverishly to free Mama (leaving quite the hole in the ground, I might add).
The trap behind the shed also caught something...a cat. This was not the goal. Damn cats.
Well...One down, five to go. John from Critter Control took Mama away and we're hoping that, in their confusion, all the babies will stick together and can be caught tonight. The traps are all reset and back in their old positions, ready for another battle. It would seem, my friends, that the end of The Skunk War is in sight.