What do skunks eat? From Rachel F.
As we all know… skunks have a very potent defense mechanism. And all in all, they never ever smell good. So in answering this question, I hope to tie in their diet to their amazing odor.
According to the MadSci Network, skunks eat “small mammals like rodents (mice and such), birds, eggs, insects, berries, and honey.”
Alright, we can cross off honey right away… just… no. But I can definitely understand the insects, rodents and eggs. But I wasn’t sure how these three would actually combine to make this horrid smell… So I did an expirament. Here are the details:
- Acquire Insects, rodents and eggs.
- Contain all specimen and allow them to die (or rot) for added potency
- Insert one half pound of each of the three types of remains into a blender (preferably one that will be thrown away).
- Blend on high for 1 minute
- Poke mixture with stick
- Blend some more
And there you have it. The results were… disturbing to say the least. The smell, as expected, was wretched. All small critters in a 30 foot radius of the blender were killed or suffered serious internal injuries. Basically, no one should ever try this expirament again… ever.