Watch: Outdoorsman Meets a Skunk Squad on the Road


Watch: Outdoorsman Meets a Skunk Squad on the Road

I’ve had only one close encounter with a skunk in the great outdoors. I was bow hunting in the early 1990s, easing down a trail in the Ocala National Forest in Florida, when I spotted a movement ahead. I soon saw that it was a skunk.

I drew my bow and said, “Okay, skunk. If you don’t shoot me, I won’t shoot you.”

Happily, it was a peaceful skunk that soon went on its way. And it was nowhere near as adorable as the skunk family in the video below, which travel as a single unit although it is composed of mama and four young ‘uns.

They approach a bicyclist, check out his foot and bicycle for a bit, and then move on down the road. The way they move is seriously delightful. Mama skunk is the nucleus as the family makes up a cute, furry, smelly atom of skunkness.

If you can watch this video without cracking a grin, I feel sorry for you.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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