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Q&A Why would a skunk be chasing a human?

That is almost certainly a domesticated skunk. Yes, people do keep skunks as pets. I visited someone once that had a pet skunk. It was actually quite effectionate.

posted 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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#1: Initial revision by user avatar Olin Lathrop‭ · 2020-06-02T13:32:20Z (about 4 years ago)
That is almost certainly a domesticated skunk.  Yes, people do keep skunks as pets.  I visited someone once that had a pet skunk.  It was actually quite effectionate.