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A list of my favorite images of skunks.


Skunks (also called polecats in America) are mammals known for their ability to spray a liquid with a strong odor. Different species of skunk vary in appearance from black-and-white to brown or cream colored, but all have warning coloration.

Skunk species vary in size from about 15.6 to 37 in (40 to 94 cm) and in weight from about 1.1 lb (0.50 kg) (spotted skunks) to 18 lb (8.2 kg) (hog-nosed skunks). They have moderately elongated bodies with relatively short, well-muscled legs and long front claws for digging.

Although the most common fur color is black and white, some skunks are brown or grey and a few are cream-colored. All skunks are striped, even from birth. They may have a single thick stripe across back and tail, two thinner stripes, or a series of white spots and broken stripes (in the case of the spotted skunk). Some also have stripes on their legs.

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Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Jul 5 20:04
... at least listal is not in odourama :)
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Jul 6 11:42
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Jul 9 21:47
How can something that cute have such a horrible scent.
Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Jul 10 10:34
Isabella: Skunks normally only spray odourous liquid as a protection device to avoid being attacked/eaten by predators.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Jul 29 22:29
Skunks have such a bad reputation! They're so 'cuuuute' once you get up close to them. I live with them practically in the backyard every summer, they're not so bad as long as you don't leave food or compost out. Watch out though, they got some pretty powerful front claws. Mainly used for 'digging' though...
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Jul 30 8:27
Thanks for the info., ToonHead. :) You're so lucky to see them close up.
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Aug 20 10:39
They are cute, and there are quite a few in my region, but the smell is God-awful. If you can get past that, there are inquisitive and fairly well mannered (for a wild/untamed animal).

Love the list. :)
Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Aug 20 14:30

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