http://www.saskschools.ca/~gregory/animals/skunk.html
http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/kids/animal-facts/striped_skunk.asp
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/skunk/Skunkcoloring.shtml


Appearance

  • two white stripesexternal image skunk.jpg
  • eyes and ears are small
  • black fur coat
  • average weight 3.25kg
  • long snout
  • claws on feet
  • short legs




Homeexternal image skunk_babies.jpg

  • sometimes will dig its own den
  • edge of the forest
  • bushy areas
  • or on grassy prairies
  • hollow tree stumps



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Food

  • insects
  • mice
  • gophers
  • moles
  • squirrels



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Young

  • four to eight babies
  • babies are skinny
  • blind
  • hairless
  • without teeth


Enemiesexternal image owl%20horned.jpg

  • badger
  • coyote
  • bobcat
  • eagle
  • large owl


Cool Facts

  • young skunk makes a good pet
  • spray burns the eyesexternal image Baby_skunk.jpg
  • makes enough liquid for five sprays a week
  • helps the farmer by eating insects
  • terrible-smelling liquid is called mercaptan