posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 11:27 AM
So back in 1990-91, the place where I lived at that time had a big, rolling field behind it, and there was a huge country pond out there. Some
mornings, If I had nothing to do, I would grab my fishin' pole and head that way after I had dug me some worms. As I was sitting there at the pond on
a little dock, I heard something coming through the waist-high weeds towards me. I put my pole down and was ready to meet whatever it was. With my
eyes stretched out the size of saucers, I then smelled my new little friend before I even laid eyes on him. It was A SKUNK!!!
He came right towards me, and after getting within 15 feet of me, he turned around backwards and started walking backwards towards me. I said out
loud: "You better not do it you little Sonavab****!" I stood my ground. I was not leaving. My pole started jerking wildly, so I grabbed it! The
skunk watched at just about 10 feet from me. I caught a huge Bluegill/Sunfish. It was a biggin'. And so charged this little skunk. It came right
beside me, put it's paws on my leg, trying to reach the fish as I was getting it off my hook. I told him to chill out! The skunk was being very pushy
After I got the fish off the hook, I had to give it to the skunk. He was demanding it! It took the fish from my hand and ate it right there next to
me. Everytime I would try and pet it, while it was eating the fish, it would growl at me. It was funny!
After that, almost everytime I would go out there fishing, I would see this skunk coming, sometimes hopping through the weeds. It was like it was
watching for me. It was the same routine everytime. Up until I moved, a couple years later, that skunk would growl everytime I tried to pet it, but I
still did. It would climb up on my leg/lap everytime I caught a fish, letting me know that he wanted it. I always wondered everytime I went fishing if
I was going to see my little buddy.
That's an experience that has stayed with me since. Although it seemed that this little guy needed something from me, it turned out that I needed
something from him too. His friendship. At the time, I was going through a rough patch and he was my connection to all that was beautiful.