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Striped skunk

Mephitis mephitis

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Aaron_G 12 years ago

According to the Wikipedia link: "By eight days, the young’s musk odor can be emitted." I'm sure they can't spray accurately or anything until they're slightly older, but they're sure loaded early on!

KarenL 12 years ago

Can they "skunk" you at this age?

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

Actually these a re very slow moving.They carry Rabies though. i find them cute.

Aaron_G 12 years ago

It's worth noting that these images are NOT cropped. I crawled right up to the little bugger. :-)

KarenL 12 years ago


Ava T-B
Ava T-B 12 years ago

You're very brave.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Feb 22, 2011
Submitted on Jan 7, 2012

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