SKUNK CAPTURED UNDER FRIDGE!
CC told me a half hour later, while I was hosing out the fridge that there was a critter inside.
I carried “Shalimar” up to the deck and clicked some shitty shotz but realize she could have shot me with something far worse.
She waddled slowly out of the cage, headed away from the cage, then ambled back toward me (ulp) and when I moved a bit her tail stood up straight and I froze.
PS: fridge is out-of-doors (we hate the damn noise, plus the heat it throws off, etc…much more efficient outside, but the wildlife have gotten pretty good at licking up the spilled shite I dribble while trying to carry six things into the house (this is ‘Phelanian efficiency” : 79% of the food makes it into the house, the rest lies in a trail between fridge door and threshold: a perfect feeding zone for possum, skunk, slug, towhee, and raccoon).
The killer trap for rats is under a metal milk crate, and the bigger animals are safe.