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SKUNKS

Wildlife & Birds
Skunks

Skunks – Skunks vary in size and markings within the same areas.  White and black are the colors most closely associated with skunks, but brown and white, gray and white and cream colors can be found.  They feed on a wide variety of food items such as worms, insects, lizards, snakes, birds and frogs.  They also will feed on human garbage where allowed to do so.  They have the ability to “spray” a very foul-smelling liquid from glands in the rear near tail which they use to defend themselves from predators.  They will typically “warn” of their being bothered by stamping their front feet on the ground.  If this doesn’t work, they will turn around and lift the tail as the last chance to “get away”.