A fragrant fellow strolled by our digs last night up here on the mountain . . . down in the ‘holler’ . . . by the ‘crick’ in this special corner of His creation called Great smoky Mountains.
Sometimes confused for weasels because of their similar, but larger body shape, the Spotted Skunk is equipped with sharp claws that it uses both to hunt and to defend itself from predators . . . bobcats, bears, large birds of prey, and curious humans who wish they hadn’t come so close.
Spotty is known to stamp its front feet to warn other creatures to “Back Off”!!! If unheeded, this most agile and quick member of his stinky family will do a full handstand before directing its aromatic spray at its intruder . . . keep the tomato juice handy 🙂
2 thoughts on “Fragrant Fellow”
Lord willing, my wife and I will be headed back to the Last Frontier come July for a while. We’re truly blessed to be able to enjoy living in two such awesome corners of His creation.
Awe he’s cute! Too bad he’s not the cuddly type 😳😂 Are you permanently in the Great Smokies now?