Eastern spotted skunk at Shenandoah National Park. "The Eastern spotted skunk is a very small skunk. The stripes on its back, which are broken in pattern, make it appear "spotted". Eastern spotted skunks are quite secretive, and it is infrequent for humans to see them. They are more active than any other type of skunk. Eastern spotted skunks perform handstand before spraying a potential predator. These amazing acrobats will climb trees and come back down head first. "
Arachnophobes, beware: there’s a spider on the floor! A perfect silly song sure to delight and entertain toddlers everywhere. A busy spider who climbs up an old woman, and along the way, manages to ensnare lots of critters in its web, including a family dog, a snake, an alligator, a skunk, an octopus, an elephant, a moose, and even a dinosaur! Whew!
Spotted Skunks Have Stinky Nipples, Just FYI - Of course everyone is familiar with the funny fellow, the skunk. Though, did you know that there were different species of skunk out there? Other than the striped skunk (the quintessential skunk which most of us think of) there is the Spotted Skunk (No, it doesn't have polka dots but the stripes are broken up, giving it a somewhat "spotty" appearance.
American Black Bear, Ursus americanus | Gilmer County, North Georgia Mountains, USA | 12 August 2010 To the Native Americans, the bear represented wisdom and strenth, as well as cunning ferociousness. The bear was considered to be the animal closest to humans, a conclusion reached by the comparison of the skeleton of each species. It was thought that humans and bears were once indistinguishable.
This squirrel has what’s called “piebald” which is a coloration that arises sometimes in many mammal populations (cats, dog, cows, horses, fox, mice, rats). In the wild, they are easy prey so usually don’t live to reproduce.