|“||Saw something outside your place last night @SOB_COMIX, chasing all the raccoons away.||„|
|~ Trevor Henderson|
|“||The whole area smelled like an animal den. The last time we stayed there, we found a lot of strange bare footprints, going in circles, over and over. It felt bad to be there. I haven’t gone back.||„|
|~ A person describing their experience exploring the creature’s habitat.|
|“||Ah, I see you met the skunk queen. I try to think of her as a feature of the neighbourhood, instead of a chanting, shambling menace.||„|
|~ SOB_COMIX, replying to Trevor's original caption.|
The Skunk Queen is a strange creature made by horror artist Trevor Henderson. She is said to chant and wander around a small neighborhood, making dens out of decrepit buildings and feeding on animals, or even people who wander too close.
The Skunk Queen depicts an ape-like creature whose back appears to be covered in dark gray hair. Unusually, it also possesses five limbs (three arms, two legs) instead of the usual four one would expect from such a creature. The rest of it’s body is obscured by darkness, having only it’s eyes visible due to their white, haunting glow.
In 2020, Trevor posted another image with a similar creature with the same three arms and two legs, however, this unlike in the original image, this creature lacks grey hair, or any hair at all for that matter. It also appears to be looking directly at the camera, despite it’s body facing the other way. There are three holes on it’s face, one being a wide-open, sloped mouth. It has two large eye holes, yet lacks the the gleaming white eyes of the creature in the first image. It is possible that this could be a subspecies of the original creature, or a damaged version of it.
Not much is known about this species, however, we can tell that it is most likely territorial and predatory, judging from the caption of it scaring away raccoons and having it’s own ‘den’, where it presumably kills any intruders. From the caption of the second image, we can tell that it stealthily stalks and circles it’s prey before striking, much like a most predators.
In the original Twitter post, a user (Who also took the background photo) replied that it is called “The Skunk Queen”, and that it chants and shambles around the neighborhood. Trevor seemingly approved this statement, replying to it. This implies that the creature in question is female and skunk-like in appearance.
The creature likely behaves similarly to a gorilla, walking on all fours (fives?) and being aggressive when provoked. It’s five limbs would allow it to be very nimble and climb or hang onto surrounding objects better; this would make it a very stealthy and dangerous predator to encounter. Given it’s name of “The Skunk Queen”, it may also have some sort of noxious gas, though this is unconfirmed and the name may only have been given due to visual similarities.
As stated earlier, the creature is very territorial and makes it’s home in abandoned buildings in neighborhoods, which is very dangerous for people exploring the areas, especially if not aware of it’s presence, though it may make itself known by circling it’s prey before attacking.
The possible second image shows what could be a severely damaged version of the beast, with no hair, exposed skin and tissue, as well as missing it’s eyes, yet it is still alive and eager to attack. This could suggest that it is a very resilient creature or that it may have a regeneration factor of some sorts that would prevent it from dying in such a state. It could also simply be a natural process that the creature goes through, like a lizard or insect shedding.
- The second image of creature resembles The Dog Watcher.
- In the original post, Twitter user SOB_COMIX, the one who originally took the background photo, commented on the post, saying "Ah, I see you met the skunk queen. I try to think of her as a feature of the neighbourhood, instead of a chanting, shambling menace."
- Trevor then replied "glass half full and all that", referring to how SOB's opinion on her was optimistic, rather than negative.
- It’s name and appearance means that it was likely inspired by the “Skunk Ape”, a cryptid sighted in Southeastern U.S. States.
- It’s overall appearance and way it is depicted is similar to The Overlooker and Tree Head.