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Striped Skunk

Mephitis mephitis

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striped skunk
Mephitis mephitis Skunk


patty 5 years ago

Fantastic spotting and picture! Just when the skunk was sprying something....gladly you were in front of it...=)

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 6 years ago

You don't want to be on the wrong end of that one for sure. It takes forever to get rid of the smell. Perfume companies would pay a fortune for that clinging, albeit no-stink, formula.

TamaraBrownCarman 6 years ago

What an awesome photo! :)

GeoLeo42 6 years ago

@Ava...I already saved the link to my favorites, thanks for the info...just in case!

GeoLeo42 6 years ago

@ dandoucette...thanks a lot, yeiiii!!!

dandoucette 6 years ago

This is a great spotting! I deleted your other duplicate spotting and added this to the Best Wildlife Photo mission.

GeoLeo42 6 years ago

@Darlene...that is a funny story!!!

DarleneKBoggs 6 years ago

As a youg teen, I knew a farm girl who's family we visited a couple of times a year. One time, she brought out her pet skunk to show me. I reached out to pet it & startles it. It bit my finger & sprayed her (it had not been descented yet) at the same time! Her mom threw away her clothes & put her in the tub with tomato juice & bleach while she cleaned & bandaged my finger! Next visit, I didn't see the skunk, not sure if they got rid of it ir if she just kept it away from me!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Here's a recipe better than tomato juice:

GeoLeo42 6 years ago

Thanks Frazier...I read about the tomato juice once but it sounded silly to me, but now....I hope I never have to find out personally!!!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

I've seen them spray into the wind...and once a kid came to my school after having been sprayed. The school authorities sent him to the showers with large cans of tomato juice. I guess t worked...eventually ;-)

GeoLeo42 6 years ago

Thanks guys...this little guy was ready for some action. You are right Darlene, good thing he was facing me!!!!!

GeoLeo42 6 years ago

Is it true that the only thing that will get rid of the smell of skunk pee is tomato juice?

DarleneKBoggs 6 years ago

Good thing he was facing you!

Thurd13 6 years ago

great shot!

CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago


Texas, USA

Lat: 27.91, Long: -97.15

Spotted on Nov 13, 2011
Submitted on Nov 13, 2011

Spotted for mission

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