WHAT DO YOU CALL THE LIQUID THAT THE SKUNKS SPRAY?
by Tom Ryan, Demand Media
A skunk’s spray is notorious for its foul odor.
A skunk’s most infamous defense mechanism is his spray — a pungent liquid with which he douses would-be predators. This spray, also known by the chemical name n-butyl mercaptan, clings to skin and fur and emits a foul odor. While skunks produce this liquid…