Watch as a California town overrun with skunks deals with their furry problem, and see what life is like for an evolutionary biologist in New Mexico who runs one of the few sanctuaries for skunks. Meet a researcher on the sandy shores of Martha’s Vineyard who stalks her striped specimens at night, and a woman in Ohio who runs a shelter and adoption agency for abandoned pet skunks. Is That Skunk? paints a complete portrait of the misunderstood skunk family, Mephitidae, and the people who love them.
expiredpublic45811168758029cove4581Is That Skunk?Skunks seem to know their power as they navigate the margins of our world.Beneath a skunk's coat of black and white lies a much more colorful creature than we imagine. Skunks seem to know their power as they navigate the margins of our world. As a few brave experts take a deeper look at this familiar but little-known animal, they are painting a surprising portrait of this intrepid member of the night shift.2009-01-24 23:01:00expired2014-01-25 00:59:00January 25, 2014disabledshowfalse4553Skunk Spray ChemistryA look at the chemical properties of skunk spray.2011-08-28 00:01:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/files/2014/09/Mezzanine_581-480x270.jpg2190761101cove14303In Memory of Peter Thomas (1924-2016)In Memory of Peter Thomas (1924-2016)2016-05-13 16:00:00http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/files/2016/05/mezzanine_634-480x270.jpg2365754519cove
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