When I was about five, I saw my first litter of baby skunks tottering behind their foraging mother and was forever smitten by their cuteness. As children, we thoroughly enjoyed the series of fictional animal adventure books by Thornton W. Burgess. One of these was titled 'The Adventures Of Jimmy Skunk'. Consequently, we tend to label each skunk we see with the nickname of Jimmy.
Early some mornings, I spy my resident Jimmy stopping by a little pond for a drink before denning up for the day. I notice that the animal has a bulge that could either be a full stomach or a baby bump. Perhaps 'Jenny' would be a more appropriate name.
|Jimmy skunk takes an early morning drink from my backyard tub.|
|He seems to check for edibles that might live around the water.|
|Could that be a baby bump or just a well fed stomach?|
|A few years ago, I had fun sculpting this little character from polymer clay.|