I HEARD yesterday's gray catbird and last night I SMELLED today's featured creature for black/white/gray week. Striped skunks can shoot their spray as far as ten feet and it can be detected over a mile away! I have heard that the chemical components that make it linger and stay strong are actually used in perfume! Skunks must know how powerful this is, for they never spray in their den sites. Great horned owls are one of their most successful predators since they are large enough to take a skunk and don't have much of sense of smell. I am a weirdo and actually LIKE the smell of skunk spray. #skunks #blackwhitegray #natureclub

Posted by Mel Grosvenor at 2021-05-15 11:10:38 UTC