I can think of no animal that is at once so provoking and repelling of attention as the common skunk. His bright little face, clean black and white fur, plume-like tail, and fat roly-poly body all invite one to take liberties with him, yet a single move towards such familiarity, and he is transformed instantly into a thing vilely incredible, paralyzing, stupefying, insufferable.
©1932 by Iowa State Teachers College
Abbott, Roy L.
"The High-Powered Skunk,"
Science Bulletin: Vol. 4:
7, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/science_bulletin/vol4/iss7/8