Skunks and opossums are both nocturnal so of course they encounter each other on their nightly rambles. What do they think of each other? Do possums avoid skunks?
An encounter captured on a trail cam, tweeted by Russ McSpadden, indicates that a possum will whack a skunk if he thinks he can get away with it.
This opossum shoving a skunk into a pond …— Russ McSpadden (@PeccaryNotPig) December 17, 2020
?? Betsy Potter pic.twitter.com/VUzRlgAVIg
Take that, you pesky skunk!
(photos from Wikimedia Commons; click on the caption links to see the originals. Russ McSpadden tweet @PeccaryNotPig embedded showing Betsy Potter’s video)