striped skunk


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striped skunk

n.
A North American skunk (Mephitis mephitis), having a distinctive pair of white stripes running from the top of the head to the tail.
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Noun1.striped skunk - most common and widespread North American skunkstriped skunk - most common and widespread North American skunk
polecat, wood pussy, skunk - American musteline mammal typically ejecting an intensely malodorous fluid when startled; in some classifications put in a separate subfamily Mephitinae
genus Mephitis, Mephitis - in some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Mephitinae
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Later this season, visitors can expect to see a new addition: a striped skunk.
Smaller than a striped skunk, the spotted skunk is 16 to 23 inches long (40 to 58cm) and weighs up to 3 pounds (1.
In addition to swift fox, the most common predators detected were badger (Taxidea taxus), coyote (Canis latrans), raccoon (Procyon lotor), and striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) (Table 1).
Six Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana), nine raccoons (Procyon lotor) and one striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) collected from Keith County Nebraska were examined for ectoparasites.
Host species tested for Anaplasma phagocytophiluum reservoir competence, southeastern New York, USA, 2008-2010 * Host species Common name Mammals Blarina brevicauda Northern short-tailed shrew Didelphis virginiana Virginia opossum Glaucomys volans Southern flying squirrel Mephitis mephitis Striped skunk Peromyscus leucopus White-footed mouse Procyon lotor Raccoon Sciurus carolinensis Eastern gray squirrel Sorex cinereus Masked shrew Tamias striatus Eastern chipmunk Tamiasciurus hudsonicus Eastern red squirrel Birds Catharus fuscescens Veery Dumetella carolinensis Gray catbird Hylocichla mustelina Wood thrush Turdus migratorius American robin No.
Species Footholds Box trap Totals Virginia opossum 104 108 212 Raccoon 89 65 154 Striped skunk 9 14 23 Bobcat 13 8 21 Domestic dog 13 0 13 Eastern cottontail 9 0 9 Gray fox 8 1 9 Coyote 6 (a) 0 6 Squirrel 3 0 3 Domestic cat 2 1 3 Woodchuck 1 0 1 Turtle 1 0 1 Totals 258 197 455 (a) Capture total for coyotes was based on total trap nights using #3.
Targets included such likely critters as a black-tailed deer and a black bear, and less likely game such as a striped skunk.
Farm bred skunks come in many colors, because it's illegal to keep the typical black and white striped skunk as a pet in many states in the US and Canada.
But the female skunk was then moved to the Vale Centre near Tewkesbury, which is home to another female American striped skunk called Ozzy.
No matter where you live in the continental United States (with the exception of Alaska and a few bone-dry areas in Southern California, Nevada and Utah), the striped skunk lives there, too.