Why are people scared of skunks?
WTH? People are so afraid of getting sprayed they dont seem to realize that they are 10 times larger than a skunk. Would you not be scared of an animal that was 10 times larger than you? Especially when your only defense is a bad smell. When I come across skunks in my way on the sidewalk (which is multiple times a week). I simply walk towards it. Once I get close, It raises its tail and hisses at me. Thats when you just stand your ground and growl back at it. 5 seconds later its going to back down and get out of your way. It knows your 10 times its size. It knows that its spray is a defense, not an offense. I find it hilarious when people will cross the street or run to avoid it.
If people would just stop being stupid and running from them, maybe they wouldnt be walking around the damn neighbourhood like they own the place. So how do you handle skunk encounters?