Daily Cuteness Challenge: It's a Skunk!

Dec 8, 2010
Jenny Inglee is a Los Angeles-based journalist and the Education Editor at TakePart.

Okay, okay—skunks may not smell as sweet as roses, or even as pleasant as a compost bin, but come on: this little one is pretty cute.

I&39;m really a kind creature; look at my puppy dog eyes. (Photo: James Hager)

This skunk lives in Utah. We all know skunks have a foul-smelling spray to deter predators, but here are a few other fun facts about the species:

A skunk's spray can travel up to 10 feet, and the scent can linger for days. Skunks eat everything from fruit to small mammals, and a group of striped skunks is called a stink of skunks!

We think this smelly animal is very cute. If you can find one that's cuter, put a link to the photo in the comment box below.

See all previous Daily Cuteness Challenges here.

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