Who Me, Stinky? (image) University of California - Davis Caption Skunks are an example of a small carnivore that uses chemical defense against predators, rather than sociality. New work shows that chemical defenses go with noctunality, while day-active animals are more likely to use sociality as a defense against predators. Credit Jennifer Hunter Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.