Well last night around 2:30am I smelled skunk very stronly and sent the hubby out to check everyone, he was thrilled to say the least. He came back smelling like skunk just from it being in the air but said all was well. Our german shepherd wasn't sprayed and everyone was accounted for. This morning I walked out to the barn and found the entire tail of a red fox next to the barn! I guess my shepherd was on double duty last night and scared away both the skunk and the red fox, and the fox was apparently given a good reason not to come back. I kind of feel sorry that it is now minus it's tail though. Seems the cooler nights are bringing the predators out in full force. Never had two in one night like that before! Hooray for my old german shepherd!