I have noticed that, when I wear a hood, I can often pick up the scent of animals along the trail. A skunk is easy to smell with or without a hood! Today, the dog and I were walking along and suddenly got a blast of skunk odor. It was very odd, since it was early afternoon on a blindingly bright day. I have never seen skunks out after early morning. This one was, unfortunately, dead. I was surprised the odor lingered. It was behind a large pile of snow, mounded by a plow, but it’s interesting how long the smell lasts.