The Striped Skunk is found almost everywhere in the United States, as well as through much of Canada and northeastern Mexico. When threatened, the Skunk will raise its bushy tail in a defensive posture and, if that’s not enough, spray a chemical mixture from its scent glands. This spray can travel several meters and even cause temporary burning if it reaches the eyes. But the main thing is – it stinks! A skunk’s chemicals – a mixture relating to sulfur - can saturate clothing, skin and fur and linger for weeks.