About two Summers ago, Blue Bear and I were walking outside at night when we spotted an adorable furry black creature with a menacing white line across his back: a skunk. At the very second that I saw him, two thoughts crossed my mind: “Awww, he’s so cute…” and “Oh my God, it’s a skunk! We have to get away from here fast!” Blue Bear and I froze in place with uncertainty and the skunk did the same. He looked at us, and we looked at him. We seemed to come to some mutual understanding, even if we didn’t speak the same language. He didn’t move since he noticed us, and he didn’t stomp his feet in warning. He let us make our way calmly, and he went his way. Thankfully, my one and only encounter with a skunk ended peacefully.
As you can maybe see here, I have mixed feelings about skunks. They’re so absolutely adorable (just look at the innocent little sleepy guy here and you’ll be convinced) and yet one can’t help but cringe at the thought of encountering one…especially a particularly nervous one. Luckily, thanks to the Internet, we can take advantage of a skunk’s adorable features, by checking out cute pictures like this one, without the risk of being sprayed.
Baby Skunk Having a Snooze
Found here: Meow Mazagine