hooded skunk

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Related to hooded skunk: Hog nosed skunk
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Noun1.hooded skunk - of Mexico and southernmost parts of southwestern United Stateshooded skunk - of Mexico and southernmost parts of southwestern United States
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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The hooded skunk (Mephitis macroura Lichtenstein, 1832) usually is found associated with "streamside vegetation.
In Texas, the hooded skunk is rare and has been reported from only a few counties, predominantly in the Trans-Pecos region in the far western part of the state.
Hooded skunk is also usually smaller in size than striped skunk and, if present, the white-stripe is more separated dorsally and laterally than in striped skunk.
About the same size as a striped skunk, the hooded skunk has longer, softer fur than its cousin.
mephiditis, parasitizes the striped skunk, the hooded skunk (Mephitis tnacroura Lichtenstein) and, curiously, the island fox (Urocyon littoralis (Baird)) in North America (Price et al.
At the same camera trap, the raccoon (Procyon lotor), white-nosed coati, gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), and hooded skunk (Mephitis macroura) were recorded.
It seems that it's mating season for striped, hog-nosed and hooded skunks.