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Wildlife Day: The Fascinating, Hidden Life of Skunks

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Step outside on a brisk fall evening and sometimes you will find that the air is perfumed with the unmistakable pungent odor of a skunk.

Human contact with skunks is usually limited to smelling them, hitting them, or nearly hitting them with a car, or trying to wash their odor out of a dog's fur. On this Wildlife Day edition of Talk of Iowa, wildlife biologist Jim Pease joins to talk about what these fascinating creatures are up to when they are not spraying our dogs.

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa