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Skunk

Used as a deterrent for all predators, the skunk’s spray is unmistakable.  

 

They are generally solitary animals.

 

Skunks do not hibernate, but groups will gather together in a single den for warmth in the coldest months.

 

In late April and May, female skunks will give birth to a litter of 4-5 young in an underground nest lined with grass.

 

At 2 months of age they leave the nest. At three months they are almost full grown and independent, however, the often stay together through the winter.

 

Skunks are very adaptable and eat a wide variety of food including mice, birds, eggs, insects, fruits, and nuts.