WATCH: Skunks Get Into Screaming Match While Fighting Outside New Hampshire Home
We all know how skunks smell, but have you ever heard them...scream?
New England has some fascinating and fun wildlife, and thanks to trail cameras, we can now get a close-up view of some of these animals as they roam around our yards and woods.
One New Hampshire woman's trail cam recently captured a pair of skunks having a wrestling match that could've come straight out of WWE.
In the video, which was shared to the u local New Hampshire Facebook group, the two squabbling skunks tussle and roll around in the snow, before eventually running off-camera. Presuming neither of them got injured, it's honestly kind of cute to see the little guys (or girls) tumbling around. But what makes this video especially interesting isn't the visual footage, but the audio.
These skunks are letting out persistent, high-pitched screams at the top of their lungs, which continue even once the pair are no longer on-camera. We don't know about you, but we've never stopped to think about what skunks sound like in general, much less when they're agitated. You can hear for yourself by watching the video here, but be sure to turn your volume down first, cause these critters are loud.
According to the Smithsonian, this time of year is actually skunk mating season, so maybe this confrontation was some strange sort of lover's quarrel. Either of way, it's always interesting to see how animals act at night when we humans aren't around.
Speaking of animals, did you know these 30 creatures are endangered in New Hampshire?