National Geographic : 1955 Aug
288 "Hold a Skunk by the Nape of the Neck": Jimmy Serves as a Docile Model Peter and Barbara Fox, more fortunate than city youngsters, learn about wildlife at their country home near Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Here their father, who made these pictures, teaches them to lift the pet without hurting him. Jimmy's loose skin helps pro tect against enemies. If clutched by a foe, he can twist about and bite his tormentor. +4Findingthis female on the lawn one day, Peter mistook her for Jimmy. When he began to romp with her, she became angry, stamping her displeasure with stiffened forepaws. Too late Peter discovered his error. Irritated beyond endurance, the female triggered her atomizer and sprayed the boy from head to foot. - Page 289, above: Stripped of his foul-smelling gar ments, a chagrined Peter trudges homeward. Bar bara, holding her nose, carries the clothes on a pole. Below: Funeral for shirt and pants: Father shovels a grave. Peter, sadder but wiser, awaits the burial.