I think I found scientific proof that skunks are at the top of the food chain. I've seen bears attack wolves, mountain lions, elk and bison and win just about every time. I've never seen a bear successfully take down a skunk including this big guy that got schooled.
When you go hunting, you hope you'll run into a big buck. You also understand that seeing a mountain lion is a possibility. It's not common though to see both animals in a mortal battle which is what some Colorado hunters witnessed recently.