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June 10, 2011
I had never realized what strange and alarmingly beautiful animals skunks are. The first one that I encountered was an enormous male, I think, that was waddling along through the ground cover at the back of the hospital where I park my bike. Nobody else was around, so I just stood very still and watched him waddle slowly by. He looked at me once and it didn't occur to me to worry about being sprayed as he looked quite comfortable. The other experiences were similarly calm,none of them panicked, ran or sprayed, even when my dog was with me.