Encounters with Skunks: Stories, Facts, and Tips

The author tells a story about an encounter with a skunk gone wrong, and outlines the best ways of dealing with this smelly animal.



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It's cuddly as a kitten, but not to be petted. In addition to its famous odor, a skunk can carry rabies.
PHOTO: ALAN CAREY
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A striped skunk relaxes in a Montana dandelion field. Cute as the image is, the skunk probably came to snack rather than to smell.
ALAN CAREY
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Skunk habitat distribution in North America
DON OSBY











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