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11 animals that use odor as a weapon

By: Bryan Nelson on July 30, 2014, 6:20 p.m.

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Skunks are perhaps the most widely known animals with smelly weaponry. They produce their noxious fumes from two glands, one on each side of the anus. The smell is so offensive that most predators don't bother messing with them, despite their relative lack of defense. The skunk's characteristic white stripes serve as a warning to any potential threat.