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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Skunk Watch

I do a skunk blog every year.  When you smell a skunk, he or she is out from a winter's nap, looking for food and love.

I couldn't believe my nose.  I spelled a skunk New Year's morning, and there have been several more in the past few weeks.

Something is wrong somewhere.  Either we will have an exceptionally early spring, or the critters were fooled by a few mini bursts of mild weather.

If it's an early spring, it can't be this early.  There's more cold weather and surely some snow in the weeks to come.  After all, it's only late January.  The average daily highs and lows don't bottom out until the end of the month.

Is it possible the skunk is more than a harbinger of spring, and is also a sign of climate change?