Skunk - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)

Mammal, Urban Adapter

  • A medium-sized (6-12 pounds) mammal
  • Primary range is nearly the entire United States
  • Nocturnal
  • Body mostly black with 2 broad white stripes along the back from head to tail
  • Habitat includes wooded and wet areas, fields and yards
  • Omnivorous, eating reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, eggs, insects, fruit, vegetables, and other green vegetation