Photo of skunks by Olivier Hill (not taken in Central Park).
It’s generally rare to spot a skunk in Central Park, but they’ve increasingly been seen — and smelled — in the park in recent weeks, according to a report in the New York Post.
“One of the crass critters attacked a poor pup in the park near West 67th Street and Central Park West on Thursday morning — a day after another dog was sprayed nearby.”
A parks worker told the Post that he’s not sure what’s been attracting the skunks, which have been spotted in Riverside Park in the Bronx in recent years.
“The stinkers have been spotted most often on a path across from Le Pain Quotidien eatery in the park, witnesses said.”
Clearly, these are French skunks.