Still on vacation. Encountering a lot of skunks. They would be awfully cute, if not for the whole anal stink glands thing. They are very hard to scare away- and of course you don’t want to startle them. I did some Wikipedia-ing on my phone (real camping, right?) and it turns out they are really reluctant to use their stink for defense- it takes them a long time to recharge. The staff at the camp we’re staying says they haven’t had a case of skunk attack in 10 years, despite the fact that the place is crawling with them. Now that I have a false sense of security, I actually like them. They’re like cats, but less rude. One young one walked right through my legs- apparently they have a strong sense of smell, but are extremely nearsighted. I wonder if it’s legal to keep them as pets in NYC?