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Can skunks smell their spray?


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2010-09-08 02:00:53
2010-09-08 02:00:53

I don't mean to sound like a smart alex but they must or they wouldn't spray that awful stuff.

Answer (actually,just a comment)If they do then it must be horribly to their noses

mabie their just used to it

AnswerThey are just used to it, they have lived with that smell ever since they were born. It's sort of like when you can't smell your own house, but visiters do.

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