What The Hell Is This Thing?

By Indefinitely Wild on at

No, it isn’t a tiny human dancing in a weird headdress, which was my first guess. And yes, it’s a real thing captured on a motion sensor camera in America. What’s your best guess?

Well, it’s actually an animal. And that animal is the spotted skunk. Staff captured it on a motion sensor night camera, and explain:

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 wildlife camera.

Here’s a gratuitous photo of a baby spotted skunk, captured by Flickr user Vladeb:

What The Hell Is This Thing?