Tuesday, July 10, 2012

All by its lonesome

I could not believe I happened upon another skunk on last Friday's walk.  This one was smaller than the previous pair we had seen with their mother, and all by its lonesome.  Probably something had happened to its mother, which is unfortunate, as skunk kits spend the first year or so with their mother, who teaches them to hunt for food and protects them from predators.  This little one made some defensive moves when I got close (top shot), then moved off into the grass and settled down for a nap (bottom shot).

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