Quasiskunk wrote:Actually, skunks raise their tail completely out of the way, so they don't spray themselves. And the area where their "nozzles" are is hairless, for that reason too. The tiny residue on their rump fades away quickly, so the scent isn't very strong after awhile. I've held fully-loaded skunks before, and ferrets smell worse.
That seems odd to me, because I live in an area where skunks frequently roam (one time a little procession of mama and two babies padded across our lawn!), and I can smell them sometimes at night. I am somewhat used to it, since it seems to just haunt the air in the summer, and don't generally think about it too much, buuuuut...
a few times I've been sitting out on my back porch, surfing the net and enjoying the summer night, and seen a little movement in the corner of my eye, only to panic, freeze, and realize it is a skunk tooling around in my backyard! Thankfully, they've always run off without making a fuss. Which is a blessing and a curse. A blessing because I obviously don't want to be stink attacked. A curse because my response is to want to run at it full force while squealing "SKINK! LET ME LOVE YOU!"
I find skinks adorable. I do wish they would let me love them. Therefore, this shirt was an instabuy.