Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis

Striped Skunk
Skunk
Skunks are mainly black and white animals, most about the size of a domestic cat, from the Americas. They are nocturnal. They are well-known for emitting an obnoxious stink from anal glands to deter predators, but only do so when they feel threatened. Their black and white colouring serves as a warning that predators remember and avoid.
Striped Skunk
Striped Skunk
Leucistic Striped Skunk
The Striped Skunk is the most well-known and largest species of Skunk and is native to much of North America. Males and females have similar markings. Males are solitary except when breeding. Females winter in small groups. The photo above right is of a leucistic striped skunk.