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Striped Hog-nosed Skunk Conepatus semistriatus
2012-07-17 14:50:26

The striped hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus semistriatus) is native to South and Central America, but its range is fragmented. It is able to live in many habitats, including tropical areas and arid scrub forests. It prefers to reside in foothills with bushy scrub, and will avoid deserts or heavily forested areas. It is a nocturnal creature that feeds mainly on small vertebrates, fruits, and...

American Hog-nosed Skunk Conepatus leuconotus
2012-07-17 14:46:45

The American hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus leuconotus), also known as the rooter skunk, is native to North and Central America. This species’ large range includes much of Mexico, and Texas and Colorado in the United States. In its range, it prefers a habitat within rocky terrain, streambeds, and canyons, and in Mexico, it occurs in many areas including mountains, tropical areas, and thorn...

Hooded Skunk
2009-02-16 18:54:47

The Hooded Skunk (Mephitis macroura) is a species of skunk similar to the Striped Skunk. It is most abundant in Mexico, but its range extends south into central America and north into the Southwestern United States. Its habitat is grassland, high desert, and in the foothills of mountains. It avoids high elevation however. It prefers areas near water, such as rivers. Although similar to the...

Eastern Spotted Skunk
2007-06-25 07:49:51

The Eastern Spotted Skunk, Spilogale putorius, is one of three species of spotted skunks in the genus Spilogale. Spotted skunks weigh between 1 and 3 pounds. They are black with a white spot on the forehead and interrupted white stripes over its back and sides that give the appearance of spots. The spotted skunk protects itself by spraying a strong and unpleasant scent. Two glands on the...

Western Hog-nosed Skunk
2007-01-22 14:55:46

The western hog-nosed skunk or common hog-nosed skunk (Conepatus mesoleucus) is a species of hog-nosed skunk native from the southwestern United States (Arizona to southern Texas). It is also found south through Mexico to Nicaragua. In Texas, it is commonly known as the rooter skunk for its habit of rooting and overturning rocks and debris in search of food. The western hog-nosed skunk is a...

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