Man films confrontation with tent-invading skunk in Georgia

By Ben Hooper
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April 7 (UPI) -- A backpacker who spent the night on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia captured video of his late-night encounter with a skunk that invaded his tent.

The video shows the skunk gnawing on the man's backpack March 15 as he shouts at it to leave his things alone and go away.


"Get out of here," the man shouts at the skunk. "Hey, freak! Stop eating my backpack! Hey! Get out of here, skunk!"

The man wrote that his encounter with the skunk did not end peacefully.

"I was hiking the Appalachian trail in Georgia and a freezing snow storm came up, so I put up my tent, got in and around 1 o'clock in the morning, a skunk came up to get warm," the man wrote. "He tried to get in my backpack, then he tried to drag it away after I kept shooing him off. He bit me later and I just got my last rabies shot today!"

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