baby skunks!
By Tanasa Slovin and Skunk(s)

Started on: 06/01/10 12:08:25
Medium: Visual

I just moved into this new house on Trigo in January have began to notice that a family of about nine baby skunks live in my backyard. The most interesting thing about it is that the baby skunks are not nocturnal! And they are not afraid of humans. I haven't tried to physically interact with them beside filming them and documenting photo's of them because I don't want to chance getting sprayed. They are just so adorable. The most I have seen at one time is nine. The baby skunks live underneath a shed in my backyard. I notice them eating left over food or just running around the yard at any time of the day, even if there are a dozen people in the backyard at the same time. When the baby skunks see me and/or other humans they turn around and gather together in a pack and lift up their fluffy tails, however they never actually spray. I have gotten pretty close to them and they don't go away and hide, but they just lift up their tail and still nothing ever comes out. I'm beginning to think that baby skunks cannot physically spray.. otherwise I think I would have definitely been sprayed by now! I want to upload a video I took of them playing with a chair in our backyard, I'm still trying to figure out how to upload it. I'll try again!

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