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Striped skunk

Mephitis mephitis

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6 Comments

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 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
KarenL 8 years ago

Can they "skunk" you at this age?

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

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

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

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

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Adorable!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

You're very brave.

Aaron_G
Spotted by
Aaron_G

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

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

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