I cannot believe I'm two-thirds of the way through the 52 WEEKS PROJECT! There are times we notice these little guys in the neighborhood and, unfortunately, see their remnants on the highway. They see to be in the same family as porcupines for me, very cute but a little intimidating. I have learned that it takes up to a week to reproduce their smelly spray after using it, so they don't tend to use it lightly.
As a totem animal, skunk asks us to defend ourselves in a non-violent but effective manner. They are the ultimate pacifists, calm and peaceful, exuding confidence and good judgement. Quite regal, I think.