All Creatures Podcast

Episode 254: Cute but Stinky Skunks

November 10, 2021

Skunks invoke fear in many animals, to include many people. This is not due to their obviously adorable looks, but all because of their deadly stink. Skunks have evolved a biological weapon that scares even the most ferocious predator. Their obnoxious stink comes from a highly accurate spray emitted from their anal glands. They are quite accurate with their aim, with a reach of nearly 10 feet (3 meters). The smell is so horrendous that most predators avoid them at all costs. In fact, skunks are rarely preyed upon by other mammals. There are so many more fun facts about these black and white stinkers that this week's podcast is well worth a listen. 

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