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Animal Trapping for La Canada and Glendale, CA is now being performed by licensed trappers
A new beetle that could be used to control the invasive weed skunk vine has been identified by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators.
Predators with experience of skunks avoid them both because of their black-and-white coloration and their distinctive body shape, according to UC Davis wildlife researcher Jennifer Hunter.
Authorities in suburban Chicago said a fleet-footed animal control officer who rescued a skunk managed to quickly run from its spray radius. Police in Buffalo Grove, Ill., said an animal control officer was called to free a skunk with its head caught in a mayonnaise jar at about 9 p.m.
Six rabid raccoons have been identified in New York City this year, the city health department said. Four of the raccoons were found in the Bronx, one in Manhattan near Inwood Hill Park, and one in Queens in Long Island City.
How do the many carnivorous animals of the Americas avoid competing for the same lunch, or becoming each other's meal?
Charges were dropped Thursday against a Utah man who moved a city-owned skunk trap into the shade because he felt sorry for the animal inside. Paul Roberts, a lawyer for South Salt Lake City, said after 90 minutes of testimony that the case should be dismissed, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
By Gareth Edwards BEING best known for their foul-smelling defence mechanism has given the skunk a less than appealing public image. But staff at a Lothians zoo are predicting a baby of the species will soon have curious visitors pouring into the attraction.
By Devin Rose, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 11--Carol Infalt keeps about 75 raccoons at her rural Jefferson County home, and can even be seen in the trees teaching the babies how to climb.
By Dan X. McGraw, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 1--The supply of human rabies vaccines in Texas is at a historically low level, but health officials say it doesn't pose a threat to the public.
The stink badger (Mydaus) is a genus of mammals that contains two species that are not true badgers. These belong in the skunk family Mephitidae. The two species within this genus are known as the Palawan stink badger and the Sunda stink badger, which is also known as the Teledu. These species can be found on the islands of the Malay Archipelago, including Java, Borneo, and Sumatra. The Palawan stink badger also appears on many small islands in its range and the Philippine island of Palawan,...
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 invertebrates. The striped hog-nosed skunk appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of...
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 woodlands. It occurs in arid habitats in southern Texas including areas with cactus and thorny brush. This...
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 Striped Skunk, the hooded skunk has a longer tail and longer coat of fur. The fur is very soft. The...
The African Striped Weasel (Poecilogale albinucha), is the only member in the genus Poecilogale. It is a small black and white weasel native to sub-Saharan Africa. The African striped weasel lives in forests, wetlands, and grasslands. It is a nocturnal hunter of small mammals, birds, and reptiles. The weasel kills its prey by whipping its own body and kicking, making use of its thin, lithe, muscular body to stun and tear the prey item. It sometimes stores its prey in its burrow instead of...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.