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Striped Skunk

Mephitis mephitis Striped Skunk

Animal Class:
Mammals

Diet:
Omnivore

Status in the Wild:
Stable

Get a Whiff of That

Few predators, only some owls and other birds of prey, hunt skunks. Animals that do hunt skunks can do so because they have a very poor sense of smell. Skunks can spray their scent in a stream up to one foot away. It then turns into a fine mist that can travel about 10 feet.

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