This morning when I came into the living room and put up the blinds, I saw kitty Tabby on the porch. Tabby is a feral neighborhood cat that has been around for years and I always feed him when I see he's outside.
I happened to glance over to the water dish I keep out for the critters and to my surprise, this is what I saw.
I quickly grabbed the camera and took a few more photos. I had been wanting a picture of one of the skunks because I think they are so beautiful, but since they are normally out at night I've never had a chance before. The ones around here seem to have a lot more white on them than other skunk pictures I've seen, like this one from Wikipedia:
The American Hog-nosed Skunk and the Hooded Skunk have more white, but are not found in the eastern U.S.
Anyway, I was thrilled to get some photos this morning - here are a few more of my visitor.