It is one of the most recognizable of North America’s animals.
The striped skunk may dig its own dens.
Size & Weight
BODY-LENGTH: 52–77 cm
WEIGHT: 1.8–4.5 kg (4.0–9.9 lb)
WEIGHT: 25–40 grams
Woodlands, brushy corners, wooded ravines, rocky outcrops
Southern Canada, the United States, northern Mexico
Grasshoppers, beetles, crickets, caterpillars, white-footed mice, voles, eggs, apples, blueberries, black cherries, ground cherries, corn, nightshade
2 – 10 kits
Cougars, coyotes, bobcats, badgers, red fox, gray fox, golden eagles, bald eagles, great horned owls