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Because it makes sense for Us;

Our Families,

Our Pets,

The Earth we stand on,

The Air We breathe and

The Water We drink. tm

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Two Skunks

Baby Skunk

Adult Skunk

Skunks:

are mammals known for their ability to spray a liquid with a strong odor.

Different species of skunk vary in appearance from black-and-white to brown or cream colored, but all have warning coloration.


Physical description

Skunk species vary in size from about 15.6 to 37 in (40 to 94 cm) long and in weight from about 1.1 lb (0.50 kg) (spotted skunks) to 18 lb (8.2 kg) (hog-nosed skunks).

They have moderately elongated bodies with relatively short, well-muscled legs and long front claws for digging.


Although the most common fur color is black and white, some skunks are brown or grey and a few are cream-colored. All skunks are striped, even from birth. They may have a single thick stripe across back and tail, two thinner stripes, or a series of white spots and broken stripes (in the case of the spotted skunk). Some also have stripes on their legs.

Diet

Skunks are omnivorous, eating both plant and animal material and changing their diets as the seasons change. They eat insects and larvae, earthworms, grubs, rodents, lizards, salamanders, frogs, snakes, birds, moles and eggs. They also commonly eat berries, roots, leaves, grasses, fungi and nuts.


In settled areas, skunks also seek garbage left by humans. Less often, skunks may be found acting as scavengers, eating bird and rodent carcasses left by cats or other animals. Pet owners, particularly those of cats, may experience a skunk finding its way into a garage or basement where pet food is kept. Skunks commonly dig holes in lawns in search of grubs and worms.


Skunks

are one of the primary predators of the honeybee, relying on their thick fur to protect them from stings. The skunk scratches at the front of the beehive and eats the guard bees that come out to investigate. Mother skunks are known to teach this behavior to their young.


Behavior

Skunks are crepuscular and solitary animals when not breeding, though in the colder parts of their range, they may gather in communal dens for warmth. During the day, they shelter in burrows which they can dig with their powerful front claws.

Males and females occupy overlapping home ranges through the greater part of the year, typically 2 to 4 km2 (0.77 to 1.54 sq mi) for females and up to 20 km2 (7.7 sq mi) for males.


Skunks

are not true hibernators in the winter, but do den up for extended periods of time. However, they remain generally inactive and feed rarely, going through a dormant stage. Over winter, multiple females (as many as 12) huddle together; males often den alone. Often, the same winter den is repeatedly used.


Although they have excellent senses of smell and hearing, they have poor vision, being unable to see objects more than about 3 m (10 ft) away, making them vulnerable to death by road traffic. They are short-lived; their lifespan in the wild can reach seven years, with most living only up to a year.

In captivity, they may live for up to 10 years.


Reproduction

Skunks mate in early spring and are polygynous, meaning that successful males mate with more than one female. Before giving birth (usually in May), the female excavates a den to house her litter of four to seven kits. They are placental, with a gestation period of about 66 days.


When born, skunk kits are blind, deaf, and covered in a soft layer of fur. About three weeks after birth, their eyes open. The kits are weaned about two months after birth, but generally stay with their mother until they are ready to mate, at about one year of age.


The mother is protective of her kits, spraying at any sign of danger.

The male plays no part in raising the young.



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     •     Baltic - 06330

     •     Bozrah - 06334

     •     Colchester - 06415

     •     East Lyme - 06333

     •     Franklin - 06254

     •     Gales Ferry - 06335

     •     Griswold

     •     Groton - 06340

     •     Hanover - 06350

     •     Jewett City - 06351

     •     Lebanon - 06249

     •     Ledyard - 06339

     •     Lisbon - 06351

     •     Lords Point - 06378

     •     Lyme - 06371

     •     Montville - 06353

     •     Morningside Park

     •     Mystic - 06355

     •     New London - 06320

     •     Niantic - 06357

     •     Noank - 06340

     •     North Franklin - 06254

     •     North Stonington - 06359

     •     Norwich - 06360

     •     Norwichtown

     •     Oakdale - 06370

     •     Occum - 06330 (Baltic)

     •     Old Lyme - 06371

     •     Old Mystic - 06372

     •     Pawcatuck -06379

     •     Poquonock Bridge

     •     Preston

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     •     Salem - 06420

     •     Sprague

     •     Stonington - 06378

     •     Uncasville - 06382

     •     Versailles - 06383

     •     Voluntown - 06384

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     •     Yantic - 06389

Rhode Island RI

02801      Adamsville

02802      Albion

02804      Ashaway

02806      Barrington

02807      Block Island

02808      Bradford

02809      Bristol

02812      Carolina

02813      Charlestown

02816      Coventry

02817      West Greenwich

02818      East Greenwich

02822      Exeter

02823      Fiskeville

02824      Forestdale

02826      Glendale

02827      Greene

02828      Greenville

02829      Harmony

02830      Harrisville

02831      Hope

02832      Hope Valley

02833      Hopkinton

02835      Jamestown

02836      Kenyon

02837      Little Compton

02838      Manville

02839      Mapleville

02840      Newport

02841      Newport

02842      Middletown

02852      North Kingstown

02854      North Kingstown

02858      Oakland

02859      Pascoag

02860      Pawtucket

02871      Portsmouth

02872      Prudence Island

02873      Rockville

02874      Saunderstown

02875      Shannock

02876      Slatersville

02877      Slocum

02878      Tiverton

02879      Wakefield

02880      Wakefield

02881      Kingston

02882      Narragansett

02883      Peace Dale

02885      Warren

02886      Warwick

02887      Warwick

02888      Warwick

02889      Warwick

02891      Westerly

02892      West Kingston

02893      West Warwick

02894      Wood River Junction

02898      Wyoming

02901      Providence

02910      Cranston

02912      Providence

02920      Cranston

02921      Cranston