Last night my wife and I saw a white skunk in an urban residential area of Bloomington. It walked across a street in our headlights, padded across a yard, and ducked under a garden shed. I had never even heard of a white skunk. This one had black on the sides of its head so it wasn’t an albino. As it turns out there are four genera of skunks, each of which consists of several species, including some with spots or bizarre circular stripe patterns. Who knew?