Lo Lo Mai Springs Campground
11505 LoLo Mai Rd
Cornville, AZ 86325
Last night, as the sun set we thought, what better way to relax after our long day than to relax in the jacuzzi at Lo Lo Mai Campground? So we walked the quarter mile or so to the jacuzzi and stopped dead in our tracks-there was a cat surrounded by 4 skunks up ahead! It sat there licking it’s paw and was in no apparent distress-even though the skunks hopped and danced around her. We cautiously continued to the jacuzzi amazed by our close encounter and the fearlessness of the skunks.
A few minutes later a skunk came even closer and began drinking from the pool. Could these skunks be someone’s pets? It didn’t smell like skunk, so that seemed like a good sign.
When the campground attendant came to turn the lights on by the pool, we asked about the skunks. “No, they’re wild,” she assured us.
It was a bit nerve racking walking back to our campsite as we could hear skunks in front of us, behind us…all around us..We could even hear one circling our van. It’s hard to believe how close they came. They seemed fearless. Luckily we didn’t get sprayed. Getting rid of skunk smell does not sound fun.
*I asked the lady at the front desk if she knew of any good skunk odor removing formulas. She said the most effective recipe to get rid of the smell of skunk on a dog or cat that she knows of is a home made mixture of baking soda, dawn dish soap and hydrogen peroxide.
She also said that skunks love to spray dogs, but for the most part leave their cats alone-except for the unlucky overly playful kitten…