Later this season, visitors can expect to see a new addition: a striped skunk
Although similar in appearance to the 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).
Variation in home range and use of habitat in the striped skunk
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
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.