“Skunks can eject a noxious fluid from glands near their anus. It is not only foul smelling, but can cause skin irritation and, if it gets in the eyes, temporary blindness.”
It ain’t just skunks who can do this my friends! Oh no!
Be afraid; be very afraid.
note: just thought of this “not so original thought” on the way to elsewhere …. something wicked this way comes.