Thursday, January 17, 2013

Spotted Skunk

The Spotted skunk is a funnier character than even the Ringtail. When he came down the porch today he didn't see Tom motionless sitting out front. Sniffed at his boot and walked right by. When Tom pulled the camera up he went under the porch. The Spotted skunk will warn you when he's mad by stomping his front feet. If you continue to approach, it will do a handstand on it's front feet (I kid you not) pointing it's butt at you. If you continue to approach it will turn it's body into a U shape both looking at you and aiming it's hind quarters at you simultaneously. While the average Striped skunk can spray up to ten feet, the Spotted has been known to go as far as 20 feet.

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