Way too early for skunks to be in the backyard!
The dog was out barking and when I opened the door to call him in, I got a blast of skunk odor. This dog is pretty smart... except when it comes to skunks. He got hit 3 times in as many weeks last fall when one took up residence under the shed.
Fortunately, he only spooked the thing but it wasn't "aimed" at the pooch. Or maybe he was barking at a coyote who was getting hit. Either way... I'm glad I didn't have to clean him up tonight! I'm sure there'll be enough time to do that this summer.