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Almost Skunked 64233

A very aggressive skunk was not intimidated by my Canon! :)

Looked like it had just crawled out of the nearby ditch and was having
a really bad hair day. It actually charged at me, but even being
60 years of age I was able to easily outrun it, although neither of us
took our eyes off each other until I had passed beyond sight of it.
Gave me quite a turn though for a second. Little bastard.

Photographed near Carleton Place, Ontario Canada.

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
1/50s f/8.0 at 300.0mm iso1600 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik28-Aug-2007 00:23
Great photo and story! Glad you were able to get this shot, cause it's definitely worth a thousand words. S&L
Sandi Whitteker12-Aug-2007 12:30
Boy do I have some skunk stories. Not my favorite critter. But what happened to this one! You're braver than me! V
Tracy Howell08-Aug-2007 22:00
Ohh Now that is a bad hair day...LOL Bet your hair was standing
on end too by the end of your surprise meeting?
brianmicky01-Aug-2007 12:22
Great shot hope you weren't downwind!
Renee Lockett01-Aug-2007 11:57
LOL! This shot makes my day. :) Look at his tail! hehehee. :) Your commentary is hillarious. Big vote. :) Cheers. :)
Guest 01-Aug-2007 11:36
LOL....betcha you were wishing you had a 500mm prime lens on you (maybe with a teleconvertor on it as well)! :)