Tonight my son and I took a late trip to WalMart to pick up a few things. It was dusk with a pretty sliver of a moon greeting us with Venus hanging right below it. We got what we needed at WalMart and headed towards the bank for a late night deposit in the drop box. Because the moon was only a sliver, there wasn’t much light on the road. I drove my wife’s truck a bit slower than I normally would as I headed down the two lane country road. Ahead, at the edges of the headlights, I saw something on the road. Before I could react I had not one, not two, but THREE skunks directly in my lane with me bearing down on them. Luckily the road was clear and I had a bit of a shoulder as well as the oncoming lane to play with. I swerved my wife’s truck right, straddling the shoulder keeping control as I eased back onto the road after the threat had passed. I guess when the headlights blinded them, they didn’t even have a chance to get in position to spray me. I got away scott free! I don’t know who is luckier — the skunks for me not running them over or my wife for me saving her truck.

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net