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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Black and White Sunday: A Cranky Skunk

Fortunately, the other morning, both dogs avoided a big stink. Shyla was not chasing a skunk in this photo.
But, a couple of hours earlier, a spotted skunk had taken a disliking to my trail camera. He bounded toward it.
Did a handstand (I never knew that they actually did handstands before spraying until I saw this photo)...
And hit the camera with his tail as he pointed his lethal end toward the red glowing enemy.
Some people say that our high altitude spotted skunks make a stinkier spray than striped skunks. He may not have sprayed - I didn't smell it on the camera.

But, because our pups avoided this skunk, they are both resting easy... bath-free and happy.
Thank you, Labraduo, for avoiding that cranky skunk!
Due to the central role of the black and white skunk in this story, I am joining the Black and White Sunday Blog Hop!


  1. well, sadly 3 of my 4 took after a striped skunk here this morning and 1 came back extra stinky - the other 2 just 'linger'. *sigh*

  2. Never saw a spotted skunk before!!! My biggest fear - one of the sibes getting sprayed. With those thick double coats - what a job that would be!!! So glad the LabraDuo avoided a big mishap!

  3. Avoiding a skunk is a good thing any day!

  4. I've never seen a spotted skunk before, and it'll be okay if I don't--I'll just enjoy your photos instead!

    Hope you've enjoyed your weekend!

  5. I had no idea there were spotted skunks!!! I can't imagine a stinkier one than the ones we have here! Talk about a gagfest driving home with two skunked dogs in the car and my head out the window!

  6. Always best to avoid. I speak from experience, six times!

  7. Too cute!! I have never seen a spotted skunk before!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  8. Spotted skunk? Never seen one before. Yes, stay away, spotted or striped! Mr Bill got sprayed in the mouth a few years ago. No doubt sniffing the "cat". Oops, not a cat!

  9. Thankfully, we've never had an encounter with a skunk. I found the views your camera had of the skunk about to spray fascinating. It was really 'up close and personal', so to speak. Thankfully no one got sprayed (including the camera)!!

  10. That is my biggest nightmare that one of the dogs could get hit by a skunk. Yuck.

  11. The skunk is beautiful! I, Otto, LOVE to chase skunks! My mom has a whole procedure for de-stinking me!! Unfortunately, it works!!

  12. So you guys avoided being sprayed and water boarded this weekend, good job.

    Aroo to you,

  13. What amazing pictures of the skunk! Glad the pups avoided being sprayed.

  14. BOL! Looks like he may just have been threatening. Never seen a spotted skunk before.

    Glad no one was sprayed.


  15. Wow! Scary! Our mom was visiting family in the Rockies not too long ago. Glad the pups avoided getting stinko! Surreal-looking skunkadoo!


  16. We've never seen a spotted skunk before. We're glad the two of you didn't get sprayed!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  17. Oh, this post was too near to our skunk event . . .

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  18. WE have never seen a spotted skunk before! Great shots, good the duo avoided it!
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  19. I also didn't know spotted skunks existed either! Love his gymnastics!


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