Watch: Skunk shows skill on camera


Spotted skunk doing a ‘handstand.’ Courtesy: U.S. Department of Interior

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Wildlife experts said what was captured on a wildlife camera in Saguaro National Park, Arizona is perfectly normal.

A spotted skunk walking while doing a "handstand" with its body and bushy tail sticking straight up in the air.  The U.S. Interior Department posted the video this week. It was recorded sometime during the summer.

If you see a skunk do this, you better back off, because the creature isn't playing around.

"Like the other three groups of skunks, spotted skunks are capable of spraying a strong unpleasant scent as a form of defense," the agency said in its description on Instagram. "But before spraying, spotted skunks will sometimes go into a handstand and attempt to intimidate any would-be aggressors."

The skunk in this video apparently thought the unmanned wildlife camera was a potential threat. It's not known if the camera got sprayed by this skunk with skill.

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