Last night after we put the kids to bed, Ryan and I went for a walk around our neighbor's alfalfa field. Our neighbor Dan came out to say hi after the first circuit. While Ryan and Dan were discussing skunks who try to get into chicken coops, and dig holes under homes, and generally avoid the traps set for them, Ryan spotted a skunk in the alfalfa field.
Two shots with a 12 gauge later, the skunk was no more. But the whole surrounding area was smelling pretty foul.