Which is why it's a good idea not to venture out at night without a headlamp or a flashlight! Skunks do not get off the path to the restroom to let you get by!

Speaking of stomping deer, one time a curious deer actually started pawing at the back of my tent! Fortunately the tent survived, and when I yelled I heard the deer bound away!
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey