…it’s definitely coming after me and I should not be photographing its lair because it’s probably nocturnal.
“Oh, it’s just a skunk,” you say. Well, those little stinkers can be rabid and, when they are, they keep charging you even if you hit them repeatedly with a metal shovel. If you see a raccoon in broad daylight, run.
Which reminds me. My Vermont cuz and I used to play a card game called Li’l Stinker. It was basically a politically correct Old Maid game with a skunk–before PC was even invented. Just another toy manufacturer ahead of his (her? in the 60s? Doubtful!) time.