Striped Skunk – Mephitis mephitis, Information

General: The Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis) is an easily identifiable member of the weasel family, known for its graphic coloration and extreme odor used for defensive purposes (mephitis meaning “noxious vapor” in Latin.) This shy nocturnal animal is an opportunistic feeder that can often be spotted in backyards searching for its next meal. This is […]