Dance of defiance
The spotted skunk is famed for its offensive body odour. Bold, black and white markings warn that it carries a concealed weapon. If the skunk is not shown respect it performs handstands that exaggerates its size and shows off its markings more clearly. Foot stomping drives home the threat. If the messages are all missed, the skunk will reveal its weapon. Like an aerosol, anal glands spray sulphurous chemicals aimed at the eyes, they cause temporary blindness and nausea.
|Camera Operator||Geoff Bell|
|Camera Operator||Rod Clarke|
|Camera Operator||Mark Payne-Gill|
|Camera Operator||Simon Wagen|