Saturday, November 28, 2015

One more barn cat?

A few days ago I was out in the barn.  I filled the two cat food dishes and then went in and fed the hens. As I exited the hen's "house", out of the corner of my eye I saw what I initially thought was one of our barn cats having her breakfast. 

A quick second look and I realized that it was not one of our barn cats. (In my defense, it is a very poorly lit barn and we do have a black and white barn cat.)

I left the barn, went to the house, got the camera and came back. It was still eating.  Over the past few days it has settled in nicely and the cats have accepted it to the point where they all eat together now.

Many people have said "get rid of it". That was considered but as a Natural Resources person pointed out, removing the skunk (we'd relocate not kill) isn't solving the problem. Something else will take the place of it. Whatever is attracting it must be removed. Well, that is the cat food so that is not an option. For now, we'll leave it.

Not to worry, the dogs are not allowed in the barn so there is no real concern about them encountering it.  


  1. Ahhhh, Pepe le Pew! As long as it doesn't feel threatened..... We knew people in Virginia who had a whole family of skunks under their town. Sounds like Pepe is looking for a cozy place to spend the winter.

  2. Haha! I love that they all eat together. I know nothing about skunks (don't have them here) so I have no idea whether you can put the food somewhere cats can reach and it can't... I'm guessing they can climb and everything!

  3. Just dont look too closely, talk to all the "cats" and who knows, you may have a new pet to snuggle!! :)

  4. I love that they all get along! Pretty cool to have a different species added into the mix!