Skunks are great critters. Don't harass them and you will never be sprayed. When I lived in suburbia I heard a noise out on the detached garage and went out with a baseball bat to investigate. I flipped on the light and there was a skunk. We peacefully went our separate ways.
My grandmother trained skunks to eat out of her hand. They would come up to the patio after dinner and tap on the glass. Very bright animals.
So let's not have any panic stories, please.
Central Park is becoming a little less pleasant as a dog-walking destination now that skunks have moved in — a new twist, according to the neighbors and park workers whom the New York Post talked to.
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