24 Hours: Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putorius)
Let’s kick off the mammal extravaganza with a flourish! Kyle requested this eastern spotted skunk. They actually do handstands like this, waving their tails about threateningly, as a warning when they’re about to spray! Ivan T. Sanderson, in How to Know the American Mammals, says that “like all skunks,” the eastern spotted skunks make “delightful, friendly, intelligent pets.” I think I would like a pet skunk.