spotted skunk

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Related to spotted skunk: Eastern Spotted Skunk
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Noun1.spotted skunk - small skunk with a marbled black and white coatspotted skunk - small skunk with a marbled black and white coat; of United States and Mexico
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 Spilogale, Spilogale - a genus of Mustelidae
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Two members of the Spilogale genus occur within the United States, the eastern spotted skunk (S.
The set of species is largely the same as before, he says, but he has dropped the American bison because it has not roamed the Great Lakes region in more than 200 years and will never do so again, and dropped the eastern spotted skunk, whose range has contracted beyond the region.
Smaller than a striped skunk, the spotted skunk is 16 to 23 inches long (40 to 58cm) and weighs up to 3 pounds (1.4kg).
Through storytelling, live music and percussion the Idolrich Theatre Rotto tells the story of Goggles the wood frog who is tending her nursery of jelly tadpoles before embarking on a trip to a bigger pond where she encounters Mr Fisher the heron, Rubber Duck and Honk the spotted skunk.
Dry season den use by pygmy spotted skunk (Spilogale pygmaea) in a tropical deciduous forest of Mexico.
The western spotted skunk (Spilogale gracilis) is an elusive species, and little is known of its spatial or social organization (Dragoo, 2009).
A friend of mine recently had a spotted skunk come into the house through the cat door.
The exceptions were groups VII and VIII, associated with either domestic dogs (Africa 4) or the Baja California spotted skunk Spilogale putorious (Figure 1).
Weighing in at just 1 or 2 pounds is the runt of the family, the spotted skunk. Sleek, slender and secretive, the spotted skunk is weasellike--it can climb trees like a squirrel--but there's no mistaking its bushy-tailed black-and-white skunky looks.