You know an animal is fearsome when you are afraid in your car. Doubly so when it is the size of a large house cat.
Two skunks were crossing the road: one made it, the other didn't -- or hadn't by the time I came whizzing by. The one that made it scrambled to the side of the road and leaped to attention - backwards and with tail up. I instinctively swerved away from an imminent spray. Even if it gets on your car, it'll stink up your garage and everything within 50 feet.