Lacy Christensen and her husband Robert recently dressed their twin babies, Piper and Grayson, in skunk costumes and let the adorable “Lil’ Stinkers” roam around in the hallways of their first Halloween party.
images via Inspired By Piper
On a recent trip to the grocery store, Barbarella Fokos met up with a man known as Farmer Bob who had with him in his front pocket a tiny baby skunk named Sweet William whom he rescued from the side of the road.
I geek out as I get to meet and hold Sweet William, who Farmer Bob will release very soon, as the little guy is getting way too big for his pocket. This baby skunk was found sick and orphaned on the side of the road, and Farmer Bob rescued it and nursed it back to health. For the first 2 weeks of its life, it slept in Farmer Bob’s pocket, and followed him around on the farm.
A baby fennec fox named Milo and a baby skunk named Flower are growing up together as the best of adorable friends. The animals are being raised to be educational ambassadors with Amazing Animal Ambassadors, a licensed Massachusetts-based teaching organization.
Amazing Animal Ambassadors connects our world with an audience of any age. Have us in your classroom, summer camp, town library, resort or even right in your house for a birthday party or other function! The hour long presentation brings multiple exotic animals and one of a kind props to you in a demonstration that informs and thrills and includes amazing spontaneity.
It seems that Milo and Flower love to be together, even if they are doing different things at the same time.
And of course, everyone needs some time alone with a toy mouse.
There’s nothing worse than reaching for a cold beer, taking that first sip and realizing your beer’s been skunked. Skunking is a chemical reaction that causes an awful, bitter taste. What can do to keep your brews from going bad? Quick answer: it’s all about light. Keep your beer in the dark, you won’t have to worry about skunking.
image via Desert Wolf
The Skunk is an octocopter aerial drone for riot control that is equipped with on-board speakers, “blinding lasers,” and four paintball guns. Each of the drone’s paintball guns can shoot 20 paintballs per second, allowing the drone to carpet an area with up to 80 paintballs per second from its 4,000-ball hopper. The drone can be equipped with a variety of ammunition including dye marker, pepper spray, or solid plastic balls. The Skunk is built by South African company Desert Wolf primarily for mine operators in Africa.
photo via defenceWeb
South Carolina-based animal photographer Vincent J Musi snapped this series of skunk owners holding their beloved pets as part of a recent National Geographic cover story on “exotic” pet ownership. The shots were taken in a makeshift studio set up at Skunk Fest, an event for skunk owners held each year in Ohio.
The idea was to photograph the same kind of animal and show the diversity of ownership. What does an exotic pet owner look like? As you can see, they are as diverse as the animals they love. Their relationship no different than one might hope to have with a dog or cat.
Skunk Fest 2014 will be held on September 13th in North Ridgeville, OH. The event includes skunk education, adoption and a skunk costume contest. Registration is $10 for the first skunk and $5 for each additional skunk. Non-skunk owners are invited to attend as well.
photos via National Geographic
Jeremi Lorenti and his friend helped save a skunk with a cup stuck on its head, and posted a video of the harrowing experience on YouTube. The confused skunk was spinning in circles in the middle of the road before Lorenti threw a blanket over its head, removed the cup, and set it free.
Stunky the seven-month-old skunk recently had surgery, so her owner KalisCoraven had to wrap her up in a onsie and a diaper to stop her from irritating her stitches. In these adorable photos, the baby skunk cuddles with a toy sloth while wearing cute onsies.
images via KalisCoraven