Completely on a side note, this made me think of something that happened to me. BUT one night during a traumatic event of friends and drinking and fighting I found myself walking over a mile during a thunder storm back to my friends house. It was pouring down rain, the streets were dark, and the only light source I had was the lightning. Well at one point I realized I was being followed, So I turn around and a skunk was following me. (EEEK RIGHT?) So I started to run, and the damn thing sped up and ran with me, so I slowed down to accept my fate and the skunk walked up and just stood next to me and looked at me. SOOO I started walking again and it kept pace with me, right by my side, during the whole walk back to the house. I kind of felt safe because if a coyote, or anything threatened me I felt like the skunk would protect me and spray it. The next morning my friends car which was outside the house had been sprayed by the skunk that kindly walked me home. lol!!!
LOL, that's awesome. Great story!