Wildlife camera in Arizona catches acrobatic skunk doing handstand
KTLA -- A rare glimpse into the acrobatic antics of the spotted skunk was captured by the National Park Service at the Saguaro National Park in Arizona.
The video, recorded by a wildlife camera in Happy Valley, showed a spotted skunk walking on its hands, according to a post on the U.S. Department of Interior's Instagram account.
While the behavior may seem bizarre, it is actually quite normal and not a particularly good sign for anyone standing too close.
It's commonly known that most skunks will spray "a strong unpleasant scent as a form of self-defense," according to the post.
But, unlike other skunks, spotted skunks take their self-preservation a step further and will sometimes go into a handstand in an "attempt to intimidate any would be aggressors," the post stated.