Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Speculative Zoology #5: Skunk

As an omnivore and generalist, the skunk has changed little over the thousands of years since humans destroyed much of the earth and then themselves. Its legs have become a little longer, making it better able to bound over the broken remains of civilisation and it has developed prehensile toes to help it scramble up tree branches. It has become almost entirely vegetarian - feeding on berries and flowers, shoots and sap, but still indulges in the occasional egg and insects - particularly during the harsh winter months. During the deepest cold of the winter it will go into a deep slumber, not unlike hibernation although not quite as deep.

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