Sunday, March 4, 2012
A memory of jitterbug perfume
A saw my first live spotted skunk in the middle of highway 45 in Chihuahua, Mexico in August,1965.
Highway 45 was a two lane road at the time, and for all I know it may still be.
It was a strange vision on a lonely road in the middle of the night.
In the headlights of our WW2 Dodge Power Wagon it looked like a powder puff doing the jitterbug.
As we slowed down we saw that a very animated spotted skunk was trying to catch a large moth on the asphalt.
It was an enchanting sight I never forgot.
I still find these spunky little guys to be real charmers, so here are a couple shots from a recent camera trap set in Butte Creek Canyon.