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STRIPED SKUNK

Mephitis mephitis

Diet
Group Name
Distribution & Habitat
Insectivore:
Whilst they are primarily an insectivore they are adaptable to incorporate plants, eggs and even occasionally meat into their diet
A Stench or A Surfeit
Distribution:
Canada, Mexico & United States
Habitat:
Savannah, Shrubland & Grassland
Fun Fact
Most predatory animals leave the skunk alone for fear of being sprayed, except for the great horned owl which has a poor-to-non-existent sense of smell

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