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HOW TO CATCH A SKUNK By Robert Hewett Sr.
HOW TO CATCH A SKUNK
We read it in print, my brother and me,
Skunks make wonderful pets for all to see.
The one in the magazine was descented.
I seriously doubt the skunk had consented.
It seemed like a fun summer adventure,
We knew just how we would catch this creature..
A skunk has two ways to escape its lair
We had a plan to capture him right there.
My brother was twelve and I was just eight,
We planned to go there right after we ate.
A burlap sack and dog Tip, was our plan
To catch this skunk quickly by our own hand.
Our really great plan was fully thought out.
All angles explored and bandied about.
Tip would bark and dig one end of the lair
We would wait at the other hole with care.
The plan was so simple, it could not fail
My job was to just grab hold of its tail,
Hold it down so that he wouldn’t spray
As my brother quickly stuffed him away.
Our perfect plan was now working real good.
Tip was barking and digging, we knew he would.
The pitter patter of the skunk’s fast feet,
Told us that our plan was nearly complete.
His Tail came out, then his hopping hind feet.
I pulled his furry tail down, it felt neat.
Everything was going just as we planned
Until he turned, trying to bite my hand.
I let go and ran fast to Dad in the field
Skunk sprayed my brother’s face full while he kneeled.
My brother still stuffed the skunk in the sack
Shook his head and brought the skunk and sack back.