Striped Skunk

Striped Skunk

STRIPED SKUNK

Mephitis mephitis

The Striped Skunk is the heaviest of the skunk species and is the size of a house cat.  They are characterized by their thick black fur and single white stripe running each side of the body, joining at the nape of the neck.

Striped Skunks live in a variety of habitats including woodlands, grasslands and agricultural land.

Omnivores by nature, Striped Skunks eat insects, rodents, nuts and grain.

Lifespan – 3-10 years

IUCN Conservation Status – Least Concern

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Posted on

December 10, 2014

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