What is the skunk spray called?

Answer A skunk's spray is called "skunk musk." It is an oily substance comprised of thiols -- alcohol compounds containing sulfur. Skunk musk is produced in the skunk's anal glands beneath its tail. Skunk... Read More »

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How to Get Rid of Skunk Spray on Cars?

Running over a skunk or simply passing by a frightened skunk while driving can cause the skunk to emit a foul-smelling odor onto your vehicle. Skunks have a gland that produces a noxious mist. When... Read More »

How do I neutralize skunk spray?

Skunks use an odorous spray from glands that open in the anus to defend themselves from predators. The spray projects several feet and occurs when the skunk feels threatened or startled. Pets or pe... Read More »

How far can a skunk spray its odor?

Skunks can spray up to 16 feet away. However, they are only accurate to a distance of about ten feet. Skunks normally only spray in life threatening situations, and they always give plenty of warni... Read More »

What color is skunk spray?

Skunks emit a yellow-tinted oily musk spray from two scent glands located on opposite sides of the anus. The strong, repulsive odor of the spray can have creamy yellow curds in the liquid substance... Read More »