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Striped Skunk

Mephitis mephitis

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striped skunk
Mephitis mephitis Skunk

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patty 12 years ago

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

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 12 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 12 years ago

What an awesome photo! :)

GeoLeo42 12 years ago

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

GeoLeo42 12 years ago

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

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 12 years ago

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

GeoLeo42 12 years ago

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

DarleneKBoggs 12 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 12 years ago

Here's a recipe better than tomato juice:

GeoLeo42 12 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 12 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 12 years ago

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

GeoLeo42 12 years ago

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

DarleneKBoggs 12 years ago

Good thing he was facing you!

Thurd13 12 years ago

great shot!

CarolSnowMilne 12 years ago


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Texas, USA

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

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