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11 animals that use odor as a weapon

Mink

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Mink

Minks are another member of the Mustelidae family (including otters, weasels, badgers, wolverines and polecats) that can produce a smelly defense. Though not as pungent as skunks, they can excrete an odorous fluid from glands when threatened. They might be cute, but they're musky too.