Trouble. And in my road.
I’ve always wondered why you start to see (and smell) road-killed skunks lining the sides of the roadways this time of year. Now I have a better understanding.
One evening last week I took a drive through the country to enjoy and photograph some of the fall colors. As the sun dipped below the horizon I set off for home, but was delayed by this “striped woods kitty”. I saw it come up out of the ditch and then spend the next 5+ minutes meandering from one edge of the highway to the other. I was able to pull over into the passing lane and tap my brakes to warn approaching traffic while I rattled off a few frames of my smelly new friend. While I have no idea what was driving the curious and very indecisive behavior (“I’ve got to go this way. NO. The other way. No that’s not right either. It’s this way.”), it became pretty obvious as to why so many get run over.
Play in the road and you’re going to get hurt!
If you can explain the curious behavior, please use the comment space below to enlighten the rest of us. If you have a funny title for the image, you can use the comment section for that too.