Dead Skunk

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.


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