Bombardier beetles, known for their caustic and explosive spray of smelly liquid, are found in cool, moist environments across the Western United States, such as woodlands and grasslands.
Millipedes found throughout the United States produce a toxic mix of chemicals that emit a foul odor and can cause rashes and blistering on contact with skin, with some species carrying cyanide for self-protection.
Stink bugs, an invasive agricultural pest found in every US state, live up to their name by producing a foul odor through a mixture of chemicals released when threatened.
The Wolverine, known for its aggressive behavior, is also infamous for its smelly anal gland spray, earning it the nickname 'Skunk Bear', and is native to a few states in the US.
Skunks, found in all fifty states, produce a strong, perceptible odor from their anal glands that can reach over ten feet and serve as their defense against predators.
Animals emit strong odors as a defense mechanism to protect themselves from predators and ensure the survival of their species through the process of natural selection known as animal adaptation.
Reasons behind their Odor