"The skunk kept coming at the firemen. They said it would not give up," the victim's mother said.
"Perhaps he realised that another flogging was waiting for him, and he decided to attack first," Anastasia Mishcherina said.
Learning to interact with wildlife is not a part of the standard curriculum at most schools.
"She's not doing something wrong. She's just doing what crocs do," Kai Hansen said.
"I just made sure my gravity was kind of low and just kind of squeezed the heck out of it. I was basically strangling it," Arcangelo Liberatore said.
She was transported to various medical centers and died within hours of the attack.
An elderly Japanese woman was attacked by a stray cat in her home.