Trail cams capture things you would not normally see in the woods, and this skunk doing a handstand falls into that category.
A National Parks service trail cam captured this incredible footage in Arizona’s Saguaro National Park. The spotted skunk in this video is most likely trying to intimidate a potential threat. Oftentimes when a skunk is threatened they will position themselves to spray a potential attacker. While this may be an effective intimidation strategy for skunks it’s certainly entertaining from a human perspective.
You never know what you are going to see at America’s #publiclands. Case in point: A spotted skunk doing a handstand at #Saguaro National Park in #Arizona. This strange interaction was captured by Saguaro’s wildlife camera in Happy Valley. 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 skunk is doing with the #wildlife camera. Video by #NationalPark Service.