Did you know that striped skunks can spray predators from up to 15 feet away?
Striped skunks are black mammals with two white stripes on their backs and tails.
Least Concern - Population Stable
Berries, carrion, eggs, fish, grubs, insects, plants, and rodents
Striped skunks mate from February to April. They give birth to two to ten kits in late spring.
Birds, cats, deer, dogs, mice, rabbits, and squirrels
Skunks hunt at night.
Possibly Spotted Skunks
Striped skunks are possibly often confused with spotted skunks because both are black and white skunks.
Striped skunks are larger. Spotted skunks have a white spot on their foreheads and white stripes on their bodies. Spotted skunks have not been sighted in Louisiana for 30 years.
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