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Common Name: Striped Skunk




Scientific Name:
Mephitis mephitis  

Varied habitat—semi-open country with mixture of woodland, grassland, and brushy cover, not far from water.

Omnivorous—insects, grubs, eggs, mice, and fruit.

Interesting Facts:
Valued for its fur, the skunk is also an important predator of rodents and insects.

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