Come on, people. You must be able to think of something good about those stinky animals! Yes, the first thing we think of when we hear the word "skunk" is the stench. BUT, they are very beneficial to gardens and play spaces. They kill and eat garden pests and wasps that would harm our children. They prowl at night, so you most likely won't run into them at their most active times. And, you have to admit that they are kind of cute; the way they wobble around and are so oblivious to what is going on around them... just don't scare them! I've actually wanted a pet skunk for a long time. There are places that breed "domesticated" de-scented skunks. Besides, just think, if somebody attempted to break into your home and found a skunk prowling around, do you really think they'd stick around to consider if it is a pet or not? Chances are, they won't want to find out. So, I think they are great guard animals. So, with these in mind as a starter, I'd like to dedicate this thread to positive things about skunks and open it up to others to add stories, pictures, videos, etc.. Please be kind and generous.