Ste. Rita, Manitoba, Canada
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December 30, 2011

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Well, it goes like this. After driving around for an hour looking for nice animals, I spotted this newly awakened Skunk crawling on the snowbank. It has just awoken from hibernation, maybe a bit early because since it was a warm melting snow day, I think his bed got wet! Photographed at


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  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarriorover 5 years ago

    Great shot…a little close there!

  • he was across the ditch, I had the big lens,,,,,,lol I was desperate for pictures :-)) Thanks much for viewing Tony

    – Vickie Emms

  • mindym306
    mindym306over 5 years ago

    What a cute little guy! Great capture!

  • thank you Mindy,,,,,,,

    – Vickie Emms

  • dougie1
    dougie1over 5 years ago

    good shot vickie!

  • thanks Dougie

    – Vickie Emms

  • Albert Dickson
    Albert Dicksonover 5 years ago

    A wonderful shot. He realy pops against the snow.

  • thanks very much Albert, he doesn’t look bad after a long winter’s sleep.

    – Vickie Emms

  • frogster
    frogsterover 5 years ago

    Nice capture Vickie

  • thanks Larry

    – Vickie Emms

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseover 5 years ago

    This is such a WONDERFUL catch Vickie……………..
    Unfortunately I only see dead ones on road…………:((
    Cheers, Rosie xxx

  • well, it was a photo op right? LOL…….yes, I see dead ones many times too. Thanks for your ever welcome visit

    – Vickie Emms

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 5 years ago

    My goodness hon, he is gorgeous. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this beauty so much alive. Superb capture.

  • it was like a little show – the snow was melting and he just woke up it looked like, he was sinking with every footstep finding it hard to walk, but he found a chip bag in the ditch and had his head stuck in it for a crumb, that one didn’t turn out well enough to add here. I thought hey, why not photograph it! Glad you like it, thanks much!

    – Vickie Emms

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenover 5 years ago

    Something I try to steer our dogs away from! Well captured! Looks like you are doing very well with that 50D, and are ready for Alaska.

  • I know all about that Randy! Been there with skunk/dog encounters in my lifetime. My dog was in the car, as was I, using the monopod, lol. I think I can get used to this camera, but it sure is hard.

    – Vickie Emms

  • Veronica Schultz
    Veronica Schultzover 5 years ago

    Adorable! Great shot!

  • thank you Veronica :-))

    – Vickie Emms

  • Jonice
    Joniceover 5 years ago

    Vickie..Awesome shot! Jonice

  • thanks so much Jonice

    – Vickie Emms

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