Mephitidae (Skunks). Genetic variability. Skunk remains a skunk, but variations occur in size, color pattern, tails, etc.

Mephitidae (Skunks). Genetic variability. Skunk remains a skunk, but variations occur in size, color pattern, tails, etc.

The Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) is an omnivorous mammal of the skunk family Mephitidae. Found north of Mexico, it is one of the best-known mammals in Canada and the United States.

The Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) is an omnivorous mammal of the skunk family Mephitidae. Found north of Mexico, it is one of the best-known mammals in Canada and the United States.

mokacahuete-animaux:  theenchantedwind:  Striped Skunk Kit by Tim Fitzharris Found on natures-paintbox.tumblr.com  §

mokacahuete-animaux: theenchantedwind: Striped Skunk Kit by Tim Fitzharris Found on natures-paintbox.tumblr.com §

Skunks are known for their ability to spray a liquid with a strong odor. Different species of skunk vary in appearance from black-and-white to brown or cream colored, but all have warning coloration.  Mephitidae Family-Skunks are omnivorous, and chang their diets as the seasons change. They eat insects and larvae, earthworms, grubs, small rodents, lizards, salamanders, frogs, snakes, birds, moles and eggs. They also commonly eat berries, roots, leaves, grasses, fungi and nuts.  Striped…

Skunks are known for their ability to spray a liquid with a strong odor. Different species of skunk vary in appearance from black-and-white to brown or cream colored, but all have warning coloration. Mephitidae Family-Skunks are omnivorous, and chang their diets as the seasons change. They eat insects and larvae, earthworms, grubs, small rodents, lizards, salamanders, frogs, snakes, birds, moles and eggs. They also commonly eat berries, roots, leaves, grasses, fungi and nuts. Striped…

skunked...hate to raise a stink...but they are darn cute and very specially designed.

skunked...hate to raise a stink...but they are darn cute and very specially designed.

Striped skunk-mephitis mephitis, weight 3.25kg, length 57.5-80cm, life 3 years in the wild, 15 in captivity. FACT: the srtiped skunk seems to be aware of the repulsiveness of its own odor, it will not spray in confined spaces or in their own dens

Striped skunk-mephitis mephitis, weight 3.25kg, length 57.5-80cm, life 3 years in the wild, 15 in captivity. FACT: the srtiped skunk seems to be aware of the repulsiveness of its own odor, it will not spray in confined spaces or in their own dens

A striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) at The Wildlife Center in Espanola, New Mexico.

A striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) at The Wildlife Center in Espanola, New Mexico.

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