are typically non-confrontational. However, if one does feel threatened, their first line of defense is to charge, stomp their feet, and hiss. Of course, there is also the infamous smell and scent glands that release it. The spray they shoot as a defense mechanism is sulfur based. It can travel up to fifteen feet with incredible accuracy, and they can spray six times in a row. A shot in the eyes can cause temporary blindness. Amazingly, the smell can be recognized up to three and a half miles away by the human nose, can linger for almost a month. Even when threatened, they will not spray another skunk.