Sunday, May 12, 2013
My experiences with a family of skunks during a campout
While surfing online I came across the National Geographic website. The administrators of the website had requested reader's stories and comments regarding memorable close calls with nature. This request triggered my memory of an incident that happened to me 34 years ago!
Many years ago when I was in my early 20s I lived in Tennessee..I loved to go camping in the mountains, especially in the mid fall! One of my favorite campsites was in the foothills of Tennessee. On this night, my four friends and I had just finished our tasty dinner at our usual weekend campsite in the foothills..We were having hot chocolate while talking and lounging about.. Suddenly I noticed an alarming scene taking place. I froze on the spot and held my breath! My friends did the same! We realized too late that we forgot to put our loaf of bread away. The bread was sitting on top of the cooler.. As the skunk family paraded through our campsite to explore the possibilities of an easy snack, I realized that we were having a close call! We were nose to nose with these skunks, but they were fearless! After these skunks got their fill of bread, they calmly left the camp site without stinking it up to high heaven!.