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Do You Know What I'm Saying?
Who can forget the strange scent of the skunk? When a skunk sprays, it is often because its adversary did not heed its warnings. What about you? Would you understand the skunk? Skunks are just as aware of the repulsiveness of the musky odour of their spray as we are. They would rather retreat, or convince their adversary to back off, than wield their biochemical weapon. Skunks ward off careless intruders with antics and sounds that convey their intentions. First they give some gentle warnings, and then they put up quite a stink!
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