another sure sign of spring in Inwood are sightings of our friendly neighborhood skunks, which seem to already be out in full force and scavenging. there have been a slew of posts re: skunks on the inwoof group, and since the dog-walking set are pretty up on what’s going on in the park at any given time, dont be surprised if you come across the stinky ones on your daily walks through IHP.
dog owners & walkers alike should keep the deskunkifying ingredients and recipe on hand at all times, so that way you arent scrambling around for tomato juice when it’s really not necessary. we have yet to been hit, surprisingly, but we keep the recipe posted in our kitchen anyway. no point in ruining rugs and furniture when you can take your pups straight to the tub and scrub the shit out of them immediately.
fyi – skunks can usually be seen near trash in the morning or at dusk and throughout the night. they are notorious for eating up scraps inside our playgrounds as well, so be careful after dark.