June 14th National Skunk Day

June 14th National Skunk Day

Well, you knew this one had to be in there somewhere. It’s the day we celebrate the most smelly animal ever, the skunk. They do actually make pretty decent pets and you can have the scent glans removed. They normally only live about 4 years in the wild though so don’t get too attached. The “Mephitis mephitis” (It’s scientific name) means, “Bad Odor” so I am guessing the just one “Mephitis” isn’t as bad? Their scent is a defensive reaction in order to protect it, but they can only use that once every ten days so maybe that is why they live such a short time.

How to celebrate – There are 8 different species of skunk, find out what types there are. Try to make a pet out of one. Watch Pepee Lapue cartoons on You Tube.