Skunks: Striped or Spotted? But All Stinky

spotted skunk

The word “skunk” evokes a specific image to come to mind. Did you imagine a cat-sized animal with black and white stripes and the capacity to produce an infamous odor? Depending on where you are from, you may have pictured a more or less stripe-y skunk.

There are 10 different species of skunks in the world, of which several reside near Guadalajara, Mexico, making it difficult to know which species is which. Skunks are renowned for their stinky scent produced and sprayed from their anal glands, effective in keeping predators and other curious animals from getting too close.  However,…

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