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Common Name: Spotted Skunk




Scientific Name:
Spilogale putorius

Dry, rocky woodlands.

Carnivorous - especially rabbits, voles, and mice in winter.
In summer, the diet includes insects, fruit, crayfish, and bird eggs.

Interesting Facts:
This relative of the striped skunk is known to occur only in Fulton and Bedford counties in south-central Pennsylvania. It is the smallest skunk, averaging only 1-3 lbs. As with the striped skunk, the patterns of
black and white vary greatly among individuals.

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