Dance of the Skunk


The spotted skunk performs handstands as a way of appearing bigger whenever it feels threatened. 

Even though the animal is most famous for its smelly spray oil, it can take up to a week to replenish supplies after delivering a squirt. Until then the handstand dance is a skunk’s first line of defence. Skunk spray has been compared to tear gas, as it can irritate your eyes and nose, causing redness and tears.

If you are ever lucky enough to see a spotted skunk in handstand action, take it as a warning: RUN! 

Better to safely watch them on YouTube instead.

Ingredients: Pineapple, eggplant, turnips, and a fig.