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Skunks: More than a Smell

 

Skunks are mysterious creatures. We see them all the time, just like raccoons and possums, but that doesn’t mean we know much about them. Of course it could be because getting too close to them often means taking a bath in tomato juice…

 

Despite the risks to their sense of smell, a group of intrepid researchers and cameramen tracked skunks day and night across California, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Ohio and even Martha’s Vineyard, to uncover how they hunt, forage, mate and raise their amazingly cute babies – all the things they are doing when not spraying the local dog.

 

The footage and information they gathered will be presented in Nature: Is That Skunk at 8pm on both ThinkTV16 and CET.

 

A couple years ago, two self-taught animal behaviorists – Cody and Arnold Hildebrand of Wild Brother Behavioral Research – met with Sherry Sargeant to talk about their work with skunks for an exclusive CET Connect online video.  They even brought along two favorite skunks, Kelsey and Kendall, for the show! Check out these little cuties here: http://www.cetconnect.org/video/skunk.

Posted on: 11/29/2012 • Programs

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