If you are not familiar with skunks, you might want to read this. They are a cool looking black and white mammal you might want to be friends with if you ever see one. Trust me, they are not your friend. They have scent glands and if you sneak up on them or scare them, you will be sorry. The spray in their scent glands are a smell you will not forget. And not in a good way. And if you have a dog do not allow him/her to get around a skunk. The scent, if sprayed, almost has to wear off. Not good at all.