Busted! This stinky little guy was caught on camera doing a walking handstand in southern Arizona’s Saguaro National Park.
The video was captured by a wildlife camera in Happy Valley, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s description of the video on Instagram.
The spotted skunk can spray the stuff skunk’s are famous for.
“But before spraying, spotted skunks will sometimes go into a handstand and attempt to intimidate any would be aggressors like this skunk is doing with the #wildlife camera,” according to the department.
You never know what you are going to see at America’s #publiclands. Case in point: A spotted skunk doing a handstand at #Saguaro National Park in #Arizona. This strange interaction was captured by Saguaro’s wildlife camera in Happy Valley. Like the other three groups of skunks, spotted #skunks are capable of spraying a strong unpleasant scent as a form of defense. But before spraying, spotted skunks will sometimes go into a handstand and attempt to intimidate any would be aggressors like this skunk is doing with the #wildlife camera. Video by #NationalPark Service.
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So while this pose may be funny and cute, it’s a good sign to get as far away as possible. It’s a good thing the National Park Service’s video didn’t pick up the scent as well.
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