Are You Nature Buff Enough for the Skunk?
Everyone’s a nature buff in their own mind. Most folks adore cute baby critters and admire the strength of our large predators. But, how many even want to think about skunks? It takes a true connoisseur of the animal kingdom to learn that those silky black striped beauties that can dose everyone about them with a massive burst of ghastly cologne have cousins–the western spotted skunks.
Scent marking behavior in both striped and spotted skunks! By Kim Cabrera
Local tracker Kim Cabrera writes, “Western spotted skunks are small, about half the size of the more familiar striped skunk. They are bundles of energy, always on the go… Incredibly energetic and excellent hunters, spotted skunks are one of the rarer skunks to be seen by people.”
Both the familiar and the more exotic variety can be seen on the video and below is one that Cabrera caught in her shed.
Aww! Who wouldn’t love that face?
…………………………………(The other end though? Yikes!)