You've heard of feral cats, but feral skunks? True, I'm afraid - if you can't tell by the smell. In my backyard they like to trade off taking advantage of the well-protected nest in the woodpile. A new litter of kittens with their mom is inevitably followed by a new litter of baby skunks with theirs! This one was on its own, but you can bet pretty soon we'll be seeing a black-and-white caravan trailing up and down the hill.