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Little Stinker

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 20 August 2013 in Animal & Insect.

In the Spirit of Silly Tuesday...
A very small baby skunk came for a visit one night. I got off a quick flash shot and headed inside, just in case his mom was nearby. I did not want to encounter a BIG stinker in the dark. ;-)

Yes, the adults can spray and it really smells bad. This baby was too young to spray.

*Yard Art Series: photos from the backyard.

Panasonic DMC-TS4 1/60 second F/3.3 ISO 200 29 mm (35mm equiv.)

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

very nice

20 Aug 2013 6:26am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nicely caught

20 Aug 2013 6:59am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Tail's up! Oh! The sweet smells of summer:)

20 Aug 2013 7:01am

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

You have so many animals around where you live Barbara I have never seen a skunk

20 Aug 2013 7:35am

Catherine from France

Lucky you are to have sees this baby stinker ! Are the big ones really dangerous ??
Have a nice tuesday.

20 Aug 2013 7:47am

michel creze from le havre, France

Je ne connais pas son odeur mais visuellement je trouve cet animal très gentil !!!! (Merci pour ta fidélité malgré mes absences )

I do not know the smell but visually I found this very nice animal!! (Thank you for your faithfulness in spite of my absence)

20 Aug 2013 8:10am

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

Well caught

20 Aug 2013 8:27am

Devi from Chennai, India

Aw!!! He's cute !!
He has the potential to spray too, I have heard !!
Happy you could share this with us :-)))))))))))))))))))

20 Aug 2013 10:59am

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Mignon comme tout.... )

20 Aug 2013 12:12pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Definitely a situation where discretion is the better part of valour! Happy ST Barbara! ;-)))

20 Aug 2013 12:38pm

Lorna from Hamilton, Canada

Very cute little fella. Very brave of you, I don't care what age they are, when the tail is up, I go running lol.

20 Aug 2013 1:06pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Such a profound offputting thing is skunk. It's as though Mother Nature created a scent for it, but the phone rang or something and she got distracted while the odor kept amping. Don't you think it's just a overkill? Poor little guys. Sometimes stinks for a mile or so. Lucky this year so far not in our development. Happy Stinky Tues. Barbara!

20 Aug 2013 1:08pm

franz from Baden, Austria

stinkers or not, skunks are truly beautiful animals (from a distance, of course ... ;-)))

20 Aug 2013 1:36pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Cute little one; this could be titled "Shoot 'n run..." ;D

20 Aug 2013 1:51pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Yah and the tail is UP,,,OMG! Cool catch Barbara!

20 Aug 2013 4:46pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Happy ST! Cute but I would not want to get too close!

20 Aug 2013 6:21pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

You were quite close to this little stinker!! We've been experiencing a lot of skunks in the neighborhood lately. Doesn't help when you want to keep the windows open. :-)

20 Aug 2013 11:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cute little one. When I was a kid, our dog cornered a skunk under a chicken house. He went in after it, the skunk sprayed, and I then found out what was under there. The dog backed out quickly and started rubbing his face on the grass while I ran for some air I could breathe. Stinkers indeed!

22 Aug 2013 2:28am

@Steve Rice: I think that was a really close call for you. Poor dog, but it makes for a funny story.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Cute little guy.

22 Aug 2013 3:52am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

A spray would certainly degrade your backyard enjoyment!

23 Aug 2013 10:56am

Panasonic DMC-TS4
1/60 second
ISO 200
29 mm (35mm equiv.)