So this happened. Sunday morning around 4am our dogs were barking close to the house, right by the back door. And things were getting thrown about. So we got up and went around the house to the back door armed and groggy. It was a large skunk trying to get to the dog food which is in sealed 5 gallon buckets. But there were some un-eaten dog chow bits here and there.
This was where the skunk hid. Our firewood holder was decimated by our 200lb German shepherd. So we cleared the mess and lifted the pallet to get the skunk out. I got sprayed and it was not afraid. We think it was rabid. Eventually with lots of noise we chased it away from the house. It came back about an hour later but Zilla finished it off. So we stayed home and tried to get the skunk off us and the house. It will take time.