ECHO PARK — Living in New York City, Daniella Kertesz had never seen a skunk. Until recently, the closest thing she’d encountered was a squirrel. But thanks to a recent stay in Echo Park, she has now seen her first. And second. And third … And ninth! She recorded the black-and-white parade that moved past her.
Kertesz was hanging out last month in a back yard on Lemoyne Street when the first skunk showed up. She searched Google to make sure the black animal with the white stripe was indeed a skunk. “My first reaction was: ‘Oh my God this is a jungle!'”
The next day, Kertesz stepped outside and spotted the skunk again. But this time it had eight little ones in tow. “By this point,” she said, “it was like encountering an old friend.” She sat and recorded quietly while they drank water from a small pool.
“I came to visit L.A. for a week and [was] happy I got to experience such a rare thing! I hope they are ok and that they will find a home for themselves where they don’t need to fear humans taking pictures of them.”
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