I Don’t Think You Want To Pull His Finger

Skunk

F/6.3, 1/160, ISO 1600.

Skunk

Day 256 / 365

Have you heard the skunk joke?

You don’t want to; it really stinks!

Interesting Fact: Skunks are legendary for their powerful predator-deterrent—a hard-to-remove, horrible-smelling spray. A skunk’s spray is an oily liquid produced by glands under its large tail. To employ this scent bomb, a skunk turns around and blasts its foe with a foul mist that can travel as far as ten feet (three meters). ( http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/skunk/ )

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12 Comments

  1. I’ve never seen a live skunk in the wild. It’s actually on my bucket list. I’ve smelled plenty of the dead variety. I don’t need to repeat that experience.

    • I am sure you will see a live one soon. They are all over they just love to hide. Thank you very much for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

  2. Someone who has done field research that COULD have brought encounters with skunks, I love this simple shot. I still look for opportunities to find and approach, to observe these little ones, among others. We have a household rule, that if I do get too close, I’m not driving the car until cleaned up.

    • I think that is a really good house rule. It’s amazing and really cool that you did the field research. One day I hope to do that as well on some animal. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing. 🙂

  3. Phew!!! We drove past a fresh skunk road kill once – I swear the smell lingered for at least 2 miles, that’s a long time to hold your breath 😥

  4. Haha…fell for that one via my uncle many times.
    But each time…strangely different.

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